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Faculty Bios

Faculty Bios

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VP of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean

Paige Williams

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Associate Dean, Design

Mark Thomas

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Liberal Arts Chair - Assistant Professor

Emily Everhart

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Studio Arts Chair, Sculpture

Keith Benjamin

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Associate Professor, Photography

Emily Hanako Momohara

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Associate Professor, Painting & Drawing

Jimmy Baker

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Associate Professor/Head of Creative Writing

Matt Hart

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Associate Professor, Print Media

Matthew Dayler

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Assistant Professor/Head of Digital Arts Animation

Loraine Wible

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Assistant Professor/Head of Design

Kate Tepe

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Assistant Professor/MAAE Chair

Stephen Kenny

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Associate Director of Exhibitions, Assistant Professor

Matt Coors

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Assistant Professor/First Year Experience Chair

Ian Hersko

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Adjunct Instructor

Terence Hammonds

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Adjunct Instructor

Lindsey Whittle

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Adjunct Professor

Thomas Osorio

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Chelsea Whitton

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Kelly Kroener

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Rebecca Nava

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Adjunct Professor

Karl Zuelke

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Alison Taylor

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Katrina Dienno

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Rachel Linnemann

VP of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean

Paige Williams

Currently the Academic Dean at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, she exhibits locally, nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Germany, the Ukraine, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York. She has been selected as an Artist in Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York, The University of Alaska in Anchorage, The Neu Rathaus Gallery in Munich, Germany and The Vermont Studio Center. Grants include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and a Summerfair Award to Individual Artists.

Associate Dean, Design

Mark Thomas

Mark is Professor and Associate Dean at AAC.  Professor Thomas has developed courses in graphic design, illustration and design history. He is a published author of internationally distributed textbooks on design and design methodology. He has designed numerous exhibitions, catalogs, and posters. An award-winning designer of educational board game design, he also holds a U.S. Patent for a color demonstration device for teaching color theory. He is a past President and active board member of AIGA Cincinnati.

Liberal Arts Chair - Assistant Professor

Emily Everhart

Emily specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century European art. She has presented in national conferences and received grants and fellowships for research in the U.S. and abroad. A portion of her doctoral thesis will appear in a forthcoming publication by the Georgia Museum of Art. Her current research interest is in manifestations of eighteenth-century sociability in landscape architecture.

email:eeverhart@artacademy.edu

room:N211

phone:513.562.6278

Studio Arts Chair, Sculpture

Keith Benjamin

Keith Benjamin is a sculptor and professor living and working in Cincinnati. His creative work involves repurposing, re-valuing, and rearranging items and materials from the home that he shares with his wife and two children. He has shown his work regionally and internationally. In 2011 he was awarded a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

phone:513-562-6272

room:N213

Associate Professor, Photography

Emily Hanako Momohara

Momohara has served as visiting artist in many residency programs including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Red Gate Gallery Beijing. She received a 2011 Ohio Arts Council Excellence Grant. Recently, she exhibited in the Chongqing Photography and Video Biennial, Japanese American National Museum and the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center.

Associate Professor, Painting & Drawing

Jimmy Baker

Baker has taught in the Studio Department at the AAC since 2004. He has exhibited work in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Basel, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, and other American cities. His work has been featured in many publications, private collections, as well as permanent collections at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Zabludowicz Art Trust, Taschen Foundation, Cincinnati Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Progressive Insurance Collection, and JP Morgan Chase Collection.

email:jbaker@artacademy.edu

room:N413

phone :513-562-6292

Associate Professor/Head of Creative Writing

Matt Hart

Matt Hart is the author of Radiant Action, Radiant Companion, and six previous collections of poetry. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2013 individual artist grant from The Shifting Foundation, and several fellowships. Additionally, he is a co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety. He plays guitar and shouts in the bands TRAVEL and THE LOUDEST SOUNDER.

Associate Professor, Print Media

Matthew Dayler

Matthew Dayler’s work has been exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, The Brooks Museum in Memphis Tennessee, and Galerie Edition Schedler in Zurich, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, Miami, NYC and LA. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently faculty at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and is one of the founders of Higher Level Art.

Assistant Professor/Head of Digital Arts Animation

Loraine Wible

Loraine Wible is a Cincinnati based artist, educator, and pataphysics enthusiast who tries to uncover structural methods of institutions through absurdism and humor. She grew up in France where she studied filmmaking and diverse art movements related to surrealism. Her work combines digital tools such as video, animation, algorithms, sound, 3-D modeling, and other computer arts to create bridges between the architecture and the narrative.

Assistant Professor/Head of Design

Kate Tepe

Kate Tepe is a multi-media artist who creates work related to group and personal identities, interpersonal relationships, and community networks. She has over a decade of experience working with brand identity and development, communications, marketing, and art education and programming. Kate has a socially engaged practice but has also worked with brands such as Massimo Zanetti, Target, and Pepsi, and creative partners such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Public Schools, University of Dayton, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Assistant Professor/MAAE Chair

Stephen Kenny

Stephen Kenny is a painter, illustrator and educator living and working in Cincinnati, OH

Email:skenny@artacademy.edu

Room:S556

Associate Director of Exhibitions, Assistant Professor

Matt Coors

Matt is an artist who has worked in a wide variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, photography, and digital processes. He earned an MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. He is also the co-founder of two former art galleries: Publico in Cincinnati and Double Break in San Diego.

Assistant Professor/First Year Experience Chair

Ian Hersko

Ian Hersko is an artist, educator, and curator living in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He currently teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in both the studio and liberal arts and has a personal interest in critical theory.  Hersko is also the founder and operator of Rainbow, a queer and trans focused gallery and project space in Cincinnati.  In his own artistic practice, Hersko creates multimedia installations and objects that contemplate touch, loss and anti-monumentalism.  Before becoming an educator, Hersko worked in social work, which informed his approach to teaching and community building.   

Adjunct Instructor

Terence Hammonds

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Lindsey Whittle

Lindsey M Whittle, a fashion/performance artist, with a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and an MDES from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She taught English in Japan, was Artbin Director for Kiki Magazine and free-lanced as art director/costume director for Yellowhaus videos and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Whittle makes colorful, transformable/wearable objects and also co-runs PIQUE gallery/Airbnb.

Adjunct Professor

Thomas Osorio

Thomas is a digital artist who works at the intersection of drawing, painting, and technology. He makes artworks which react to the complex digital worlds being built around us as well as reflections on the idea of a blurred or unstable reality. He moved to Cincinnati in high school and later moved to NYC to study art. He is influenced by digital art-making software, various historical periods, and movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism Cubism, and Internet Art.

email:thomas.osorio@artacademy.edu

department:Studio Art

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Chelsea Whitton

Chelsea Whitton (she/her) is an internationally published poet and essayist. She is the author of BEAR TRAP (Dancing Girl Press, 2018) and holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati. Her poetry and prose have appeared in all sorts of print and online publications, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Copper Nickel, Cream City Review, Poetry Ireland, The Atlanta Review, and Forklift-Ohio. She has also been a finalist for the Frost Place and Adrienne Richard awards for poetry, and won the 2018 Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize. She teaches English and Creative Writing at the AAC.

Adjunct Professor

Kelly Kroener

Kelly Kroener lives, works and collaborates in the Midwest and abroad. She works in textiles, installation and site specific works that investigates place and the human relation to the natural world. Her work has been noted in Art in America, and The Economist. She completed her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2022. Her solo exhibition A Place in Space opens in June 2023 at the Weston.

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Rebecca Nava

Rebecca Nava Soto, a Xicanx-Latinx artist and educator born in Chicago, IL, explores writing, landscape, and Art as Ritual through mixed media installations. Holding a BFA from the University of Cincinnati, she addresses her identity within a eurocentric art canon, researching PreColumbian Art History and indigenous Mesoamerican Glyphic writing systems. Through independent travel, fellowships and artist residencies, she researches Maya, Nahuas, and present day U.S. indigenous land history. Her current projects advocate for contemporary indigenous regeneration in the U.S. and Mexico.

Adjunct Professor

Karl Zuelke

Karl’s education includes an MFA in fiction from Indiana University, a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, and various life lessons along the way, some of them quite painful. He is a writer who has published works of literary criticism, personal essays, stories, and poems, and he has a book of poems titled Petting the Bumblebees. He has just finished the draft of a huge novel and is struggling now to make it less huge. He play classical guitar which led him to want to begin building classical guitars, which he now does as well. He loves and understands cats.

Email:karl.zuelke@artacademy.edu

Department:Liberal Arts

Adjunct Professor

Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor is a teacher and fiction writer. She is the managing editor of the Art Academy’s literary magazine, This is WAAC.

Adjunct Professor

Katrina Dienno

Katrina Dienno is an illustrator and printmaker based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her BFA in printmaking at Miami University in 2010 and her MFA in printmaking at the University of Cincinnati, D.A.A.P., in 2022. She creates large-scale relief woodblock prints that are inspired by how women are depicted in mythology, folklore, and fairytales.

Adjunct Professor

Rachel Linnemann

Rachel utilizes ordinary materials and sentimental found objects to construct a visual language centered around mental health, growth, resilience, and the enduring presence of joy in the face of hardship. Rooted in her rural Appalachian upbringing, Linnemann draws inspiration from the resourcefulness and gratitude instilled by her ancestors. Through her transformative practice, she invites viewers to challenge preconceptions and contemplate the value of labor, while embracing gratitude as a guiding force during challenging times. Linnemann received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 2021.

Faculty Work

Faculty Work

Our faculty have a diverse set of skills and experiences that they bring to the classroom. The AAC faculty have exhibited internationally, produced books, run DIY art spaces, made billboards, screened films at festivals, organized protests, painted murals, toured in bands, spoke at conferences and endless more creative outputs. 

Students bring the enthusiasm, and faculty will provide the experience to build a collaborative learning experience together. 

Administration Bios

Administration Bios

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President

Joseph Girandola

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VP of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean

Paige Williams

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Vice President of Administration and Finance

Lea Wagner

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Executive Offices' Assistant

Jazmina Robinhawk

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Executive Director of Enrollment and Retention

Nico Tsangaris

President

Joseph Girandola

Before assuming his role of president at the Academy of Art Cincinnati, Joe Girandola began his career in arts administration as the Artist Residency Director at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. From Omaha, Girandola was recruited to become the Assistant Director for the Santa Fe Art Institute. His time in Santa Fe opened the doors to teaching where he transitioned to Higher Education in the Art Department at Pomona College in Southern California. From his experience at Pomona College, Girandola assumed the role as Director of the Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Girandola relocated with his family to Cincinnati in 2012 as the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). Prior to accepting the role as President of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Girandola served as Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at DAAP.

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Joe Girandola is an internationally exhibited artist and is a classically trained stone carver from his studies in Florence, Italy. He has since continued his artistic practice working primarily on two and three-dimensional drawings, paintings, and sculptures using a variety of media ranging from duct tape to milk crates. Girandola is the recipient of numerous grants including the 2017 and 2019 BLINK Artist Grant, 21C Pitch Night ArtPrize Grant, 3rd Century University of Cincinnati Studio and materials Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, and a Change Inc. Grant. Joe Girandola will maintain his studio practice while honorably serving the as the 18th leader and President of the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

VP of Academic Affairs/Academic Dean

Paige Williams

Currently the Academic Dean at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, she exhibits locally, nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Germany, the Ukraine, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York. She has been selected as an Artist in Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York, The University of Alaska in Anchorage, The Neu Rathaus Gallery in Munich, Germany and The Vermont Studio Center. Grants include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and a Summerfair Award to Individual Artists.

Vice President of Administration and Finance

Lea Wagner

Lea has a BBA in Finance from the University of Cincinnati, and MBA in Organizational Leadership from the University of Findlay and has earned a Certified Treasury Professional Certification. She’s a native of Cincinnati and enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time.

Executive Offices' Assistant

Jazmina Robinhawk

Jazmina is a Cincinnati based artist with a focus in painting. While her personal work explores figure and object relationships to tell a story through symbolic means, she also works on murals around the greater Cincinnati area that explores and celebrates the rich history the city has to offer,

Executive Director of Enrollment and Retention

Nico Tsangaris

Nico has been a leader in the arts education, administration, and advocacy sectors for over 11 years. They have worked with a number of regional & national fine arts institutions including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Ballet, ArtsEmerson, Cincinnati Youth Choir, Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, and the Metropolitan Opera. They have also contracted with regional and global firms like Proctor & Gamble, UC Small Business Institute, and NASA. They currently hold a dual-masters in Arts Administration for UC-CCM & a masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College.

Staff Bios

Staff Bios

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Associate Director of Admissions

Brevyn Fleming

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Admissions Operations Manager & Admissions Counselor

Dani Tellez

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Admissions Counselor & International Coordinator

Jordan Gakle

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Associate Director of Academic Success/Liberal Arts Faculty

Megan Martin

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Admissions Counselor

Alison Trimbur

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Video Producer

Markus Cook

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Business Office Manager

Rose Emory

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Financial Aid Counselor

Alex Tellez

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Executive Assistant

Denise Brennan Watson

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Associate Director of the Office of Engagement

Tommy Ballard

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Human Resources Officer

Linda Kollmann

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Director of Facilities

Rick Wolhoy

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Social Media Manager

Dutana D

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Digital Design Manager

Dylan Robinson

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Registrar

Katie Brenner

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Director of Financial Aid

Frances Hutchinson

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Director of the Office of Engagement

Linnea Fitterer

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Accountant 1/Student Biller

Elaine Watson Dean

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Director of Finance

Tab Bloom

Media Services Manager

Ian Hayes

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Executive Director of Enrollment and Retention

Nico Tsangaris

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SITE1212 Event Coordinator

Kyle Woosley

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Student Affairs Coordinator

Avery Plummer

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Associate Director of Professional Development/Alumni Coordinator

Erika NJ Allen

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Education Administrator

Maddy McFadden

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Wellness Resource Specialist

Sylvia Pinto

Associate Director of Admissions

Brevyn Fleming

Brevyn is a 2018 alum of the AAC.  Having studied illustration and creative writing, she is working on several stories including a webcomic.  She’s extremely passionate and will happily talk about whatever book, game or show she’s currently obsessing over.

Admissions Operations Manager & Admissions Counselor

Dani Tellez

Dani has been a Cincinnati native since 2000. She is an AAC Alum with a focus in Art History and Painting. When not in the office, she enjoys time with her husband going to concerts, cafes, museums and hanging out with their cats.

Admissions Counselor & International Coordinator

Jordan Gakle

Jordan is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and studied English and Creative Writing at Central Michigan University. As a writer, her primary artistic outlet is through poetry. She has had six poems published in various journals, spanning from undergraduate collections to internationally distributed publications. After moving to Cincinnati on a whim in January of 2021, she fell in love with the city and creative scene here.

Associate Director of Academic Success/Liberal Arts Faculty

Megan Martin

Megan has taught academic and creative writing since 2005. She is the author of two collections of experimental prose, NEVERS and Sparrow & Other Eulogies, and serves as prose editor for the literary journal and small press Coast/No Coast. She holds a BA in English from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Email:mmartin@artacademy.edu

Room:S270

Admissions Counselor

Alison Trimbur

I am very excited to be working with the Art Academy of Cincinnati! I am originally from Youngstown, OH, and spent a lot of my life in Dayton as well. I graduated from UC in 2018 and have been working in higher education ever since. I enjoy being in creative spaces supporting artists, and in my free time I like to read, write, attend concerts and be with my family. I love meeting new people, so please come say hi!

Video Producer

Markus Cook

Markus Charles Cook is an award-winning filmmaker born and raised in Cincinnati, receiving his degree in Media Communications from Asbury University 2017.  He owns and leads creative direction for the video production house MonCharle.  When he's not on the clock, you can still typically find him behind the camera, working on his own narrative film projects. Or gaming his brain cells away with his friends.
Business Office Manager

Rose Emory

Business Analyst Specialist. I am a highly motivated, positive individual with great organizational leadership and communication skills achieving success in Fortune 500 corporate roles, business ownership and community leadership by combining broad business acumen and talent for bringing diverse people together around shared interests. Customer service master and efficient problem solver, and experience with project management work.

Financial Aid Counselor

Alex Tellez

A native of Texas, Alexandria grew up in a military family and lived on the East Coast until moving to Cincinnati in 2000. Alexandria began studies in Business at Cincinnati State after graduating from Oak Hills High School. She began her work at AAC in summer of 2014 in Community Education’s award-winning Camp Art Academy program.

Executive Assistant

Denise Brennan Watson

A native of South Texas, Denise Brennan Watson was a member of the Coastal Bend English Riding Association and King English Riding Association. Denise holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy, and she completed a double major in Philosophy and Journalism with a minor in English. She loves words and culinary arts.

Associate Director of the Office of Engagement

Tommy Ballard

I’m an artist, writer, and educator at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  I have the privilege of working in our community and K-12 outreach programs such as Camp Art Academy, Teen Academy, Future BFA, Artist & Writer in Residence, and Community Courses.  In my studio, I combine practice-based research and process-based media such as printmaking, weaving, and textile dyeing to create conceptual craft and trans-disciplinary art projects.

Human Resources Officer

Linda Kollmann

Linda spent 25 years in northern Ohio before moving down to Cincinnati and raising her two kids here.  She has worked in HR for 10 years and loves getting to interact with employees on a daily basis.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her blended family, especially her grandchildren.

Director of Facilities

Rick Wolhoy

Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, Rick earned his BFA from nearby Marshall University. Making his way to Cincinnati by the Ohio River, Wolhoy received an MFA at the University of Cincinnati School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Prior to leading the facilities department at the AAC, Rick held the position of Assistant Director of Academic at the University of Cincinnati focusing on the instruction of sculpture, as well as managing the MFA graduate studio facility. While owning and operating Rick Wolhoy, LLC he specializes in a wide variety of design and fabrication throughout the greater Cincinnati region.

Social Media Manager

Dutana D

Dutana D is a Minneapolis raised and Cincinnati based artist. She graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2022 with a BFA in design and a minor in creative writing. Dutana’s work utilizes synthetic hair which is culturally and socially connected to black bodies in hopes to shift the gaze of contemporary spaces while simultaneously combating black erasure. When she’s not in the office she’s most likely attending to her plant babies.

Digital Design Manager

Dylan Robinson

An experienced designer and illustrator operating out of downtown Cincinnati, Dylan Robinson has dedicated a troubling amount of his brain towards remembering inane comic book trivia, and is capable of putting both feet behind his head, much to the horror of onlookers.

Registrar

Katie Brenner

Katie is a Midwest based conceptual artist and photographer, and an AAC Alum. She received her MFA at the University of Cincinnati DAAP, and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. Katie utilizes still photography, installations, video and sculpture to create dynamic environments, interaction and introspection for viewers. She is an experienced college and community level educator, and arts program manager. Katie’s work has been showcased regionally, including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH.

Director of Financial Aid

Frances Hutchinson

Frances has worked in Higher Education for 21 years. She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership. On top of being the new Director of Financial Aid at the AAC, she is a professor and teaches Advertising and Marketing. She enjoys reading books, hiking, and traveling with her family. Her favorite vacation destination is anywhere with a beach. She loves helping people and her goal is to provide the best Financial Aid services to the student body at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Director of the Office of Engagement

Linnea Fitterer

Fitterer is a dedicated art worker providing expertise in public art planning, creative place-keeping, and nonprofit program management with a devotion to ethical community practice, art education, industry safety, and cross-sector collaboration. She received her bachelor’s degree in Art History from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2014 and a master’s degree in Social Practice Art from the University of Indianapolis in 2018. In addition to leading the Office of Engagement at AAC, Fitterer is also an Adjunct Professor in AAC’s BFA and MAAE programs.

Accountant 1/Student Biller

Elaine Watson Dean

Elaine comes to us as an experienced accounting specialist and will be handling student financial accounts and payments along with other accounting duties in the business office. In her leisure time she enjoys time with family and friends, volunteers at church, walks in the park, dancing, attending various concerts, performing arts play, musicals and traveling.

linda.kollmann@artacademy.edu:elaine.dean@artacademy.edu

Room:S264

Director of Finance

Tab Bloom

Tab is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in Accounting. He has worked at Midwest Financial and Pricewaterhouse-Coopers. He lives in the Mariemont area with his wife, Tina and daughter, Josie.

Email:tab.bloom@artacademy.edu

Office:S259

Media Services Manager

Ian Hayes

Ian is a video and sculpture artist based in Cincinnati, Ohio who earned his BFA from the AAC in 2023. He primarily creates art from older analogue technology such as tube televisions, VCRs, and cassette tapes and is always experimenting with this older technology to discover unique ways to utilize it in unconventional ways.

Email:ian.hayes@artacademy.edu

Office:S668

Executive Director of Enrollment and Retention

Nico Tsangaris

Nico has been a leader in the arts education, administration, and advocacy sectors for over 11 years. They have worked with a number of regional & national fine arts institutions including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Ballet, ArtsEmerson, Cincinnati Youth Choir, Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, and the Metropolitan Opera. They have also contracted with regional and global firms like Proctor & Gamble, UC Small Business Institute, and NASA. They currently hold a dual-masters in Arts Administration for UC-CCM & a masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College.

SITE1212 Event Coordinator

Kyle Woosley

Kyle graduated with a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in Journalism from DePaul University and Eastern Kentucky University respectively. Prior to his time at AAC, Kyle worked a variety of positions, including marketing for a legal services provider, teaching English in Madrid, and writing for a handful of local newspapers. He’s a huge movie buff, enjoying everything from the latest comic book blockbuster to Spanish cinema. On top of this, he’s a writer, reader, painter, and yogi.

Email:kyle.woosley@artacademy.edu

Office:Admin Office North

Student Affairs Coordinator

Avery Plummer

Avery is a writer, artist, publisher, and community advocate. She is the creator of nymph(o), an award-winning LGBTQ+ magazine that educates about and represents the queer community through a sex-positive lens. A leading principle in Avery’s artistic practice is the act of archiving, and she strives to preserve cultural moments by collaborating with a diverse range of other artists. Avery has a passion for personal and professional development and specializes in grant writing and program management.

Associate Director of Professional Development/Alumni Coordinator

Erika NJ Allen

Erika is a Guatemalan-born artist and first generation college graduate. The attained a BFA in photography from the AAC in 2020 and an MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2023, following a non-traditional path.

Education Administrator

Maddy McFadden

Maddy is an artist, published writer, teacher, advocate, and loving aunt. She designs art to represent and uplift marginalized voices, challenge societal failings, and to encourage comfort and community. Maddy has years of experience supporting the LGBTQ+ community, as well as victims and survivors of sexual assault. She was recently a Care Coordinator at United Way and is the Creative Director of a local LGBTQ+ art magazine. Her favorite creative practices are sculpture, installation, painting, and poetry.

Wellness Resource Specialist

Sylvia Pinto

Sylvia is a California-born and first generation college graduate. Proudly representing the rich tapestry of her heritage with Salvadoran and indigenous roots. She has a BA in psychology and Art History from the University of San Francisco and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston University. A compassionate social worker, breaking boundaries to empower change. When not flying high as an aerialist or scaling cliffs as a rock climber, you can find her on the yoga mat.

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