Faculty and Staff
Wilbur Arts Center Room 211
516.678.5000, ext. 6271
M.F.A. in Visual Art - Vermont College, Union Institute & University
M.A. Art - California State University, Sacramento, CA
B.A. Art - Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
A.A. Humanities - San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
Born in Stockton, California, Don Hazlitt was educated at San Joaquin Delta College, Sonoma State College, and California State University. Hazlitt exhibited at the Whitney Biennial in 1975, and he has had solo exhibitions at the Musée de Toulon in France, the Rosa Esman and Andre Zarre galleries in New York, and Galerie Pierre Huber in Geneva. His work is in the collections of the Butler Art Institute, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hazlitt is professor and chair of the M.F.A. program at Molloy College. Hazlitt's work explores the borders between painting, collage, and sculpture; he has painted on shaped surfaces and integrated relief elements into his paintings.
Full Time Faculty
Ph. D. - New York University
M.A. - University of Mississippi
B.A. - Queens College
Hwa Young Caruso
Ph. D. - Columbia University, Teachers College
MFA - University of Connecticut
BFA - Ewha Womans University
Dr. Hwa Young Choi Caruso was born and educated in Seoul, South Korea. She received a doctorate at Teachers College Columbia University, completed a MFA at the University of Connecticut and a BFA at Ewha Womans University in Korea. Dr. Caruso is Associate Professor of Art at Molloy College, New York. She teaches Art Education, History of Western Art, East Asian Art History, Studio Art and taught at the University of Connecticut, and Western Connecticut State University. Dr. Caruso lectured about art education, art history, critical art theory, studio art practice, and cultural diversity at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, CUNY York College, State University of New York at New Paltz, Central CT State University, Seton Hall University, Southern CT State University, Molloy College and NAEA National Art Education Association. She is Art Review Editor and published book chapters, articles and Art Reviews in The Journal of Aesthetic Education, The International Journal of Multicultural Education, the Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education, and Dissertation Monograph 2 Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Caruso had solo and group exhibitions at SOHO20 Gallery (NY), Columbia University (NY), University of Connecticut (CT), Southern Ct State University (CT), Northeast Missouri State University (MO), Ceres Gallery (NY), Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (NY), Phoenix Gallery (NY), Exit Art (NY), New World Art Center (NY), Chrysler Museum (VA), Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Berkshire Museum (MA), Slater Museum (CT), Discovery Museum (CT), Mattatuck Museum (CT),Yale University, Clemson University (SC), Austin Peay State University (TN), and other locations.
Jean Dominici DeMaria, O.P.
Ph. D. - NYU (Art Ed - Digital Art Dissertation)
M.A. Fine Art - LIU: CW Post
M.S. Art Ed - SUCNY at Buffalo
B.S. Art Ed - St. John's University
With a background in art,Sister Jean is intrigued with the creative process. She sees it unfolding in her digital art students and her Visual Art Ed students. Creativity and the wonderment that accompanies it form the basis for her approach to teaching. Currently, she is in continuous journey with learning and then using the latest Adobe software. Often she receives requests to apply her skills to various situations. The Stowe, VT project was a sample of restoring deteriorated painted Church windows into fresh digital images. The final 36 images were double-sided printed on adhesive-backed Polypropylene Film (39 x 27). The dedication of the installation was in Fall 2012.
M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
M.S. Ed. Secondary Education, Dowling College
B.A. Visual Arts, Dowling College
Margaret DeLima a sculptor, trained in clay and working in paper. With nearly weightless paper, She deconstructs heavy matters. She creates intimate works that examine her relationship with space. She situates miniature figures alone, in two-dimensional environments or with readymade objects to narrate autobiographical moments. She is an illustrator, translating the words of others into unique images. The language of classic and contemporary writers inspires her. Margaret approaches watercolor painting like it is sculpture: she embraces the physicality of flowing paint and mark making, while using nature's found objects to activate the surface with textures. She is an interdisciplinary artist, trained in teaching but working in relationships. She is a lifelong learner, building meaning with every life interaction. She is curious about our common experiences and our unique understandings. She remembers and reveals stories to remind you of your own.
Betty Ann Derbentli
M.A. Art History - SUNY at Albany
M.L.S. - St. John's University
Ms. Derbentli is part of the adjunct faculty and teaches classes in Western and Non Western Art History. She holds a Masters of Art in Art History from SUNY at Albany and a Masters of Library Science from St. John's University finished in 2007. She received the New York State IMLS Scholarship and Special Libraries Award for Diversity Leadership Development (2006). She has worked as a Curator of Visual Resources at Dowling College and has taught courses in Western and Non Western Art. Art Presentations and Lectures in the areas of Non Western art are given to libraries and cultural centers on Long Island and New York City. There is a guided tour of Western And Non Western art at the Metropolitan Muesum of Art given to her students enrolled in her classes each semester. Ms. Derbentli has taught Art Appreciation and Art History classes to K-6 and secondary level classes at St. Andrews Episcopal School, Oceanside New York from 1984-1996.Presently, she works with the slide collection at Molly College and creates image collections for Non-Western and Modern Art classes. She enjoys making pen and ink drawings and did exhibit her at work at the Dowling Gallery, Oakdale New York. She has lived in Germany and Greece and has traveled in Europe. There will be a forthcoming book entitled "Epic Art Beyond the West" with Xlibris Publishers.
M.F.A. Digital Art - Pratt Institute
M.A. Studio Art - Long Island University, LIU:Post
B.F.A., Graphic Design - Savannah College of Art and Design
Kathleen Mahoney has a background in graphic design and art direction. She has worked for publications such as Individual Investor Magazine, American Baby Magazine, and Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine. Kathleen has shown her fine art in New York City, Spain and Belgium. Her most recent work includes Artist and Viewer, an interactive installation at Pratt Institute in 2010. She continues to freelance and teach at Nassau Community College and Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Doctorate of Philosophy, Art and Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.
Master of Arts, Art History, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Sonoma State University
Jenny Patten is completing her Ph.D. in Art History and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley with an emphasis in Christian Iconography and Theological Aesthetics. She teaches Art History in the Department of Fine Arts at St. Joseph's College and Molloy College. Jenny has spent four years in Italy studying and teaching a variety of art history courses ranging from Ancient Roman Art to Baroque. Jenny has since taught graduate level courses, including a doctoral seminar on "The Jesuits and the Arts" as part of a prestigious Teagle-Wabash Fellowship. Prior to her career in academia, Jenny worked at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, followed by Seven Arrows Multimedia assisting with production of art historical films. In her free time, she seeks to capture beauty on film and canvas, as well as digital and mixed media.
M.A. in Art History - UNC-Chapel Hill
B.A. in Art History - Boston University
Christine Chimienti earned a B.A. in Art History from Boston University and a M.A. in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill. The title of her thesis was "The Rossano Parables: Ritual and Sacrament as Allegory in the Byzantine Tradition". After moving back to Long Island, where she was born and raised, Christine worked as the gallery director at a Manhattan art and antiques gallery specializing in Asian crafts. In 2009, she began working for the Enrollment Management team at Molloy College and shortly thereafter began to teach Art History part-time.