Faculty and Staff

Wilbur Arts Center Room 211

Acting Chairperson

Dr. Christopher Malone 

Full-time Faculty

Hwa Young Caruso
Ed.D. - College Teaching of Art - Columbia University, Teachers College
M.F.A. - Painting and Drawing - University of Connecticut 
B.F.A. - Oriental Painting - Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea     

Dr. Hwa Young Choi Caruso was born in 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 Seoul, Korea.  Dr. Caruso is full Professor of Art at Molloy College.  She teaches Studio Art (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Watercolor, Collage, 2D Design, and Color Theory), History of Western Art I & II, Women and Art, Asian Art History, and has taught at the University of Connecticut and Western Connecticut State University. Dr. Caruso lectured about art history, critical art theory, art education, studio art practice and cultural diversity at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, Vassar College, Rutgers University, UMASS Amherst, 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 was the Art Review Editor The International Journal of Multicultural Education, the Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education, and published book chapters (Cognella), research articles and art reviews in The Journal of Aesthetic Education, in AWARE (Paris, France) and Dissertation Monograph 2 Columbia University.

As artist, she had solo and group exhibitions at SOHO20 Gallery, Phoenix Gallery, New World Art Center, Pearl Street Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, Ceres Gallery, NYC Korean Cultural Center Gallery, Columbia University, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Japan, Caldas University, Columbia, Dedalo Centro, Italy, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Poland, Sharjah Arts Museum, United Arab Emirates, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, King Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea, Chrysler Museum, Springfield Museum, Berkshire Museum, Mattatuck Museum, University of Connecticut, Hartford State Capitol Building, Northeast Missouri State University, Clemson University, University of North Carolina, Austin Peay State University and other locations.

Jenny LaMonica - Full-time Assistant Professor

Dr. La Monica has her doctorate in the history of art and religion from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.She earned her M.A. in the history of art from Syracuse University, and her B.A. in the history of art from Sonoma State University.International education has been a vital part of her formation, having spent two years in Florence and two years in Rome, first as an International student and later teaching American students studying abroad. Dr. La Monica's motto is "beyond aesthetics" and she delights in using art as a vehicle for helping others go beyond mere visual encounters and delve more deeply into matters of greatest meaning and value.Dr. La Monica is currently finishing graduate work in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In the classroom she employs her skills of keen observation in various expressions of the human condition, tapping into works of art with empathetic curiosity.

Timothy Roda  - Full-time Assistant Professor

M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Arts, Ceramics - University of Washington
B.F.A. Ceramics - The Pennsylvania State University

Tim Roda is a New York based artist. His art career began at the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 2002 with a BFA. He achieved his MFA in 2004 from the University of Washington, Seattle. Roda's work travels within arenas of ceramics, installation, photography, and performance. He was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2005, Marie Walsh Sharpe in 2006, and the Centro Cultural Andratx in 2008. He has received several awards, most notably a Fulbright Award in 2009 to Italy. In 2012, he received the Kennedy Family Fellowship at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Roda is represented by the following art galleries: Tanja Grunert Gallery in New York City; Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, WA; Michael Jannsen, Berlin, Germany; and the Angell Gallery in Toronto, Canada. His work is in the following public and private collections; Bard College Museum, Hessel Foundation (New York, NY); The Rose Museum, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA); Seattle Art Museum and the Henry Art Museum (Seattle, WA); Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX); Elton John Collection; Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL); Essl Museum, (Klosterneuburg Austria); Gaia Collection (Busca, Italy); and the Centro Cultural Andratx (Majorca).

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