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expert-foxCarson Fox

Carson Fox, associate professor in the Department of Art & Art History

Fox received her Master of Fine Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, her B.F.A. from University of Pennsylvania and a four-year studio certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work relies heavily on the imprint that individual experience has on the artist, and centers on the production of sculpture, installation and printmaking. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Arts and Design, The Royal Museum of Belgium, the Noyes Museum of Art, the Newark Public Library, the Jersey City Museum, the Morris Museum of Art, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, the New Jersey State Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum. She is the curator of the annual Ephemeral art exhibition and organizer for the popular Chalk UP at Adelphi University. In 2009, Fox completed a permanent public art project commissioned by the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority at the Seaford LIRR Station in Seaford, NY.

expert-groggSam L Grogg

Dr. Sam L Grogg, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President

Dr. Grogg holds a Ph.D. degree with a specialization in popular culture and film from Bowling Green University and is a member of the Motion Picture Academy for more than 20 years. Dr. Grogg became dean of Adelphi University’s College of Arts and Sciences in June 2011. A note film producer whose financing and producing credits include Kiss of The Spider Woman and The Trip to Bountiful, both pictures garnering numerous Oscar nominations and receiving Best Actor and Best Actress Academy Awards. He has executive produced or produced numerous theatrical and television films, including DA, Patti Rocks and Spike of Bensonhurst. In 1989, he and Oscar-winning visual effects artist John Dykstra founded Magic Pictures, where Dean Grogg was involved in numerous visual effects productions, television commercials, large format presentations for theme parks and other productions. Over the course of his career, Dr. Grogg has won several prestigious awards, include being honored by the Directors of the Online News Association for his work to advance multimedia journalism in 2010; American Film Institute Board of Trustees in 2004 as the fourth “Master” teacher and filmmaker to lead the Conservatory since its founding in 1967; William R. Butler Award for Support of Student Government in 2006; and the Ray and Pat Browne Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the study of popular culture from the National Popular Culture Association in 2005.

Cindy Maguire

Cindy Maguire is an Associate Professor of Art and Design Education.

She Co-Directs ArtsAction Group, an international community-based collective committed to facilitating arts initiatives with children and youth in conflict-affected environments. Her research interests include arts and development in US and international contexts, STEM to STEAM, and the role of collaborative and socially engaged art in personal and social transformation.


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