Joanne Christiansen

Devrim Ozgur

Niyazi Bozkurt


Nancy Bacci (chair)

Yuichiro Nishizawa

Yuichiro Nishizawa received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Animation/Video from Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Fine Arts in Arts and Technology from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Nishizawa is fluent in both English and Japanese. He has worked as a designer/fabricator, an Art Handler/Gallery Preparatory and was the co-founder of Furniture Designer/Maker. He has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts and Pace University. He has been an adjunct lecturer at Bloomfield College since 2006 teaching courses in Digital Media, Japanese Language and Stop-Motion Animation.

John Towsen

John Towsen teaches performing arts, multimedia, and visual effects. His career began at the age of six as a child television actor in New York City, followed by an early adult career as a circus performer. He holds a Ph.D. in drama from NYU and has been widely published. He is the co-founder of the CAT program and subsequently was the main instigator in the creation of CAT specializations in multimedia, digital video, animation, and game development. He also founded and directed Circus Works, a college performing troupe, and founded and for seven years edited Common Ground, a college literary magazine. More recently he established CAT International, bringing CAT students to more than a dozen countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.. Honors include an NEH Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship to France. He has also taught at such institutions as NYU, Princeton, Ohio State University, Juilliard, the University of Glasgow, and the École d'Art Dramatique (Rabat, Morocco). In the summers he works for the Open Society Institute, teaching media skills to activists in hot spots across the globe, most recently in Turkey, Uganda, Thailand, and Nepal. His physical comedy research and writing can be seen on his blogopedia at


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