Fine Arts Faculty
- Lalaine Bangilan Little, Ph.D.
- Penny Brandt, Ph.D.
- Elizabeth Cummins, Ph.D.
- Johnathan Pineno
Studio Art Faculty
- Cathy Noto, MFA
- Cathleen Repholz
- John Sedor
- Margaret Willis, Ph.D.
- Gina Rice
Performing Arts Faculty
- Patrick Temple, guitar
- Tsukasa Waltich, piano
Kara Carmack, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Office: Mercy Hall 318
Dr. Kara Carmack received her Ph.D. and M.A. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin, and her B.A. in Art History and English from Dickinson College. She specializes in modern and contemporary art and visual culture with a particular emphasis on creative communities, gender and sexuality, and archives. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation. Titled "Marginal Centers: Parties on, off, and through Manhattan Public Access Television, 1972-1983," this project aims to expand our knowledge of New York City’s interdisciplinary, collaborative, and creative social networks in the 1970s and early 1980s through close readings of public access shows produced by Anton Perich, Glenn O'Brien, and Andy Warhol. Previously, she served as the archivist and lead catalogue raisonné researcher for the Ad Reinhardt Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, and a Research and Exhibitions Associate at David Zwirner in New York.
Lalaine Bangilan Little, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts
Office: Pauly Friedman Art Gallery
Lalaine Little is an art historian with experience in museums and art galleries, including the Allentown Art Museum; the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art; the Forsyth Galleries at Texas A&M University; the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Little is director of the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University.
Little’s MA and PhD in Art History are from Binghamton University, where she researched Early Modern visual culture of Catholic missions in Asia, particularly Japanese/Portuguese and Philippine/Spanish. Little holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a BS in Political Science from the University of Houston. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Committee for the History of Art, the Lilly Library of Indiana University in Bloomington, and the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. She has also taught art history at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre and Binghamton University.
Ryan Watson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Office: Mercy Hall 314
Ryan Watson is a film and media scholar specializing in global documentary practices and the uses of new and emerging media technologies. Dr. Watson is currently finishing a book for Indiana University Press titled Militant Evidence: Documentary Media and Global Crises which analyzes the efficacy and instrumentalization of global documentary practices, particularly as they intersect with emerging media technologies, radical political movements, human rights, archives, and theories of witnessing and testimony. In addition, Watson is co-editing (with Sarah Hamblin) a special issue of Studies in Documentary Film on "Radical Documentary in the Globalized Age of New Media" which is forthcoming in November 2019. His writing has appeared in Afterimage, Animation Journal, Cinema Journal, Feminist Media Studies, Journal of Film and Video, and The Velvet Light Trap.
Dr. Watson earned his PhD in Film Studies from the University of Iowa, an MA in Humanities (Cinema and Media Studies) from the University of Chicago, and an AB in English Literature from Georgetown University.
More information can be found at http://www.watsonry.net
Ryan Weber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Musicology
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Office: Mercy Hall 310
Ryan Weber, Ph.D., is a musicologist specializing in 19th- and 20th-century Europe and America. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Connecticut and a MA and BA from Queens College, The City University of New York. His research interests include critical disability studies, eugenics, the sociology of music, music and literature, Scandinavian studies, transatlanticism, and cosmopolitanism.
Dr. Weber has presented research at institutions throughout the United States, including UC-Santa Barbara, Yale, Harvard, and Columbia University; and Europe, including the University der Kunst (Berlin), Oxford University, Stockholm University, Edinburgh University, University of the Arts (Helsinki, Finland), Institute of Musical Research (London), The Royal Conservatory of the Hague (The Netherlands), the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), and the University of Athens (Greece).
Dr. Weber has published research in journals in the United States, Europe, and Australia, including Ars Lyrica, Musicology Australia, Journal of Musicological Research, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, Religion, Education, and the Arts, and others. He is also the author of
Cosmopolitanism and Transatlantic Circles in Music and Literature, which examines the overlapping careers of Edvard Grieg, Percy Grainger, Edward MacDowell, and their literary influences. The book is published in the series Palgrave Studies in Music and Literature, edited by Paul Lumsden and Marco Katz Montiel (https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030018597).
Dr. Weber also teaches in the Medical and Health Humanities Program and serves as Associate Director of the Honors Program.