Administration

Laura
Franz

Interim Dean

College of Visual & Performing Arts
College of Visual & Performing Arts 301D

508-999-8010
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Megan
Abajian

Assistant Dean

College of Visual & Performing Arts
College of Visual & Performing Arts 301B

508-999-8565
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Jason
Loete

Student Support Advisor

College of Visual & Performing Arts
College of Visual & Performing Arts 301A

508-910-6635
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Susan
Costa

Administrative Assistant II

College of Visual & Performing Arts
College of Visual & Performing Arts 301C

508-999-8010
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Jessica
Fernandes Gomes

Star Store Campus Coordinator

College of Visual & Performing Arts
Star Store, New Bedford 129

508-999-8903
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Shingo
Furukawa

Professional Technician I

College of Visual & Performing Arts
Star Store, New Bedford

508-910-6655
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Donna
Pryor

Administrative Assistant I

College of Visual & Performing Arts
Star Store, New Bedford 128

508-999-8904
dpryor@umassd.edu

Art & Design Department

Laura
Franz

Interim Dean

College of Visual & Performing Arts
College of Visual & Performing Arts 301D

508-999-8010
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Charlene
Ryder

Clerk IV

Art & Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts 151

508-999-8546
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Art Education, Art History & Media Studies Department

Anna
Dempsey

Professor / Chairperson

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies
College of Visual & Performing Arts 360A

508-999-8553
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Natalie
Mendonca

Clerk IV

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204A

508-999-8548
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Music Department

Ronald
Sherwin

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204D

508-910-6949
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Michelle
Cieto

Clerk IV

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204B

508-999-8568
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Graduate Program Directors

Art Education MAE

Cathy
Smilan

Professor

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies
College of Visual & Performing Arts 352A

508-910-6594
csmilan@umassd.edu

Artisanry MFA

James
Lawton

Professor

Art & Design
Star Store, New Bedford 421

508-999-8906
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Design MFA

Ziddi
Msangi

Associate Professor

Art & Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts 310A

508-999-9291
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Fine Arts MFA

Suzanne
Schireson

Assistant Professor

Art & Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts 356A

508-999-9289
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Program Directors

First-year foundations studio arts program

Megan
Abajian

Assistant Dean

College of Visual & Performing Arts
College of Visual & Performing Arts 301B

508-999-8565
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Michelle
Cieto

Clerk IV

Music
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204B

508-999-8568
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University Art Gallery & CVPA Campus Gallery

Viera
Levitt

Gallery Director

College of Visual & Performing Arts
Star Store, New Bedford 127

508-999-8555
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