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JEANNE-MICHELE CHARBONNET
Associate Professor
Cali School of Music
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MS. CHARBONNET has been an international opera singer for 28 years; her career as a dramatic soprano has encompassed over 50 leading roles, including all the Wagnerian heroines, and award-winning recordings. Throughout her career, she has explored her passion for music and vocal pedagogy in the studio. Professor Charbonnet has served as visiting faculty at Florida State University and Texas Christian University. She is a Master teacher at Music Academy International in Trento, Italy and the Indemini Festival, Switzerland. Professor Charbonnet teaches Master classes throughout the world and is deeply committed to art, even opera, as a medium for social change and connection.

CHARLOTTE KENT
Assistant Professor
Art and Design Department
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DR. KENT joins the Department of Art and Design, after two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Mercy College. She completed her dissertation "If You See Something, Say Something: A Look at Experiments in Art Writing" at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2014 for which she received a grant to research at London’s Tate Modern gallery. She has published in academic and general audience venues about how rhetoric substantiates art writings of all sorts, and recently completed a textbook on writing for Peter Lang. Currently, she is writing a chapter for Affect, Emotion, and Rhetorical Persuasion in Mass Communication (Routledge) on the history of the TSA “If you see something, say something” ad campaign and the artistic responses to it. She serves on the board of directors for the National Arts Club, founded in 1898 by the art and literary critic of The New York Times Charles de Kay, with the aim to promote public interest in all the arts.

 

KYUNG EUN (JENNIFER) LEE
Assistant Professor
Art and Design Department
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DR. LEE, who received her Ph.D. from Apparel, Events, and Hospitality department at Iowa State University, Ames in December 2016, joins the Department of Art and Design in September 2017. Dr. Lee has published four manuscripts based on her research regarding globalization of the fashion industry and technology of fashion. Prior to teaching at Montclair State, she gained her professional work experiences while working in the fashion industry for 13 years.

 

MARKUS SANTOSO
Assistant Professor
Art and Design Department

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DR. SANTOSO holds a Ph.D. degree from Dongseo University, South Korea. His main research interests are Augmented and Virtual Reality, Wearable Technologies, Natural User Interaction, User Experience and Interface, and Serious-game Development. He graduated in 2013 and went to Erfurt, Germany to continue his research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT) under a funding scheme from the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). In order to enter this fellowship program, Dr. Santoso needed to compete with more than 300 PhDs worldwide; only 24 applications were approved. As an ERCIM fellow, Dr. Santoso had the opportunity to visit other well-known European research institutes. He worked as a Research Intern at INRIA MimeTIC at Rennes-France with a focus on Virtual Reality and at VTT in Espoo-Finland doing research in Augmented Reality. After that, Dr. Santoso was conducting his 2nd postdoctoral fellowship with the LINDSAY Virtual Human Lab at the University of Calgary, Canada. He received an Eyes-high Postdoctoral fellowship and works on the implementation of Augmented/Virtual Reality and Wearable Technologies for human anatomy illustration, medical education, and computational physiology. Dr. Santoso also had several industrial experiences with AR/VR-related startup companies in various capacities such as Hololens Developer at Wellness Computation in Calgary, Canada and Head of Department of Licensing and Gamification Department at Octagon Studio in Bandung branch, Indonesia. Starting this Fall semester, he will start his new role as an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University as well as initiating a new research group focusing on AR/VR/MR and Digital Content at the same institution. Dr. Santoso has various notable achievements. During his time in South Korea, he achieved 2nd and 3rd place at the SuperApp Korea 2012, a prestigious and competitive national mobile developer competition in South Korea. He also received a Special Prize in the 32nd Busan Industrial Design Competition. One of his Mobile AR Apps was selected as nominated for the Unity Developer Choice category at the Vuforia Vision Award 2015 by QUALCOMM. Dr. Santoso also actively publishes his research at international conferences such as ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, VRIC Laval Virtual, IEEE ISUVR and others.