College of the Arts

Assistant Professor, Cali School of Music
ext. 7212
Office Location: Chapin Hall

DR. BELL received his Ph.D. in Music Education from New York University. He has published in the International Journal of Education and the Arts and presented to the Northeast Music Cognition Group at Yale University. Additionally, he served as a researcher and instructor at the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy in Manhattan from 2009-2012. Adam’s professional musical work includes many commercial recordings for film and television including an award-winning composition for Coca Cola titled “Message in a Bottle,” which played in 20,000 AMC theatres across the United States.



Assistant Professor, Art and Design
ext. 7281
Office Location: Calcia Hall 211

MS. CARR joins the Department of Art and Design as an Assistant Professor in the Animation/Illustration program. She has worked professionally for Disney Feature Animation, Cinesite, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Dreamworks Animation. Some of her film projects include Tangled, Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little, X-Men United, Rio, and Ice Age 4. Prof. Carr was the character simulation technical director at Blue Sky Studios and, prior to coming to Montclair State University, had taught for the School of Visual Arts in the Department of Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects.


Associate Professor and Chair, Art and Design

ext. 7295
Office Location: Calcia Hall

DR. DEEBI joins the Department of Art Design as an Associate Professor and new Chairman of the department. He comes to Montclair State University from the American University in Cairo (AUC), where he served as the Director of the Visual Cultures Program and the Sharjah Art Gallery. His extensive international experience includes teaching positions in the Department of Industrial Design at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand; the Monterrey Center for the Higher Learning of Design (CEDIM), Mexico; and the University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art, United Kingdom. As a practicing artist and curator, Dr. Deebi has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the 2013 Venice Biennale 55.

Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
ext. 4217
Office Location: Life Hall

MS. KELLEY has joined the faculty of Montclair State University as an Assistant Professor of Dance Technique and Technology. She is a choreographer and dance filmmaker whose research integrates the logic of dance performance into fields such as film, interactive technology, poetry, sculpture, and software design in addition to live performance. She was the co-artistic director of the NYC-based company Labor Force Dances, and her choreography has been shown at venues in North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, and New York. She has performed nationally and internationally with artists such as Mei-Yin Ng and Deganit Shemy. While working in educational programming at Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), she developed the United States' first year-long choreography certification program, the Choreographic Investigation Course.  She has taught and designed courses in choreography for the camera, dance documentation, the history of dance cinema, and interactive performance technology with iPads. 


Assistant Professor, Art and Design
ext. 7295
Office Location: Calcia Hall

MS. LI joins the Department of Art and Design as an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design program. Prior to coming to Montclair State University, Professor Li was an Assistant Professor of Design at Rutgers-Newark, Department of Arts, Culture and Media. In addition to teaching, she has worked professionally as a lead designer and media planner, multimedia design consultant, design director, senior design consultant, and art director, and is a partner in Juno Studio, a multidisciplinary design office. Prof. Li is the author of the book, Motion: Imagination. Creation. Technique (Shanghai Fine Arts Press, 2004).