College of the Arts

‌‌‌CART - 2018

NICOLE ARCHER
Assistant Professor
Art and Design Department
archern@montclair.edu

DR. ARCHER, who received her PhD from the History of Consciousness Department, with a Designated Emphasis in Visual Studies, at the University of California, Santa Cruz in June 2013, joins the Department of Art and Design after serving as an Assistant Professor and Chair at the San Francisco Art Institute’s Department of History and Theory of Contemporary Art (2013-2018), and as a Resident Scholar in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies’ Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley (2017-2018). Dr. Archer researches contemporary design and art, with an emphasis in textile and garment histories. She is currently completing a book-length manuscript, which considers how textiles are used to produce and maintain the limits of ‘legitimate’ vs. ‘illegitimate’ forms of state violence. Her teaching explores politics and aesthetics through close, intersectional examinations of style, embodiment, and desire. Recent work has been published in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, and the New Museum and MIT Press’ latest installment of the Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series, Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton).

 

BOND BENTON
Associate Professor
School of Communication and Media
bentonb@montclair.edu

DR. BENTON received his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in Austria after working with the State Department for nearly a decade. His research focuses extensively on the global and cultural dimensions of public communication and the processes institutions use to build relationships with diverse international audiences. Dr. Benton’s research has appeared in numerous academic journals including Communication Education, The Journal of Applied Security Management, The Journal of Popular Culture, and Studies in Communication Sciences. His first book, The Challenge of Working for American: Perspectives of an International Workforce was published in 2014. In addition to his teaching and scholarship, Dr. Benton has served as public relations consultant, trainer, and auditor for numerous global companies, NGO’s, and governmental institutions.

TARA CONLEY
Assistant Professor
School of Communication and Media
conleyt@montclair.edu

DR. CONLEY, who received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology in the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design program joins the School of Communication and Media. She comes to Montclair State after serving as the Research Director at Race Forward, the Center for Racial Justice Innovation and teaching at New York University, The New School, and Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Conley has published several articles based on her research regarding Black women's online activism and storytelling, as well as on the affordances of social media for young people of color. She has appeared as a guest analyst on MSNBC and Al Jazeera, and produced news segments for interactive web media. In 2015, Dr. Conley produced a documentary Brackish: A Visual Ethnography of NOLA and Hurricane Katrina that follows the journey of hurricane Katrina survivors and post-Katrina recovery efforts in New Orleans over a 10-year span. In 2013, Dr. Conley founded Hashtag Feminism, a web-based platform that archives trending hashtags and captures contemporary online discourse at the intersection of feminism, race, and gender.

CHRISTOPHER KACZMAREK
Assistant Professor
Art and Design Department
kaczmarekc@montclair.edu

MR. KACZMAREK earned a master’s degree in both fine art studio and contemporary art history from Purchase College in 2007.  His professional work as an artist spans experimental and traditional practices, including interactive installation, performance, video, built circuits and solar-powered objects. Other works include sound scores and set design for the stage, and handmade electronic instruments. Prior to teaching at Montclair State, his academic service has included serving as the Director of Instructional Support for the School of the Arts and Assistant Director of the School of Art+Design at Purchase College.

STUART MACLELLAND
Full Professor
School of Communication and Media
maclellands@montclair.edu

MR. MACLELLAND has over twenty-seven years professional experience in media production. His broadcast credits include producing and directing 255 episodes of WORLD:COMM, a nationally distributed Public Broadcasting System (PBS) program, and over eighty-five “magazine style” art and culture segments. He has written, produced and directed promotional and marketing programs for clients in the fashion, pharmaceutical, financial services, consumer products and medical industries. Multiple camera and live event production includes award ceremonies, fundraising events, entertainment specials, corporate functions, off-Broadway plays and musicals, concerts, and sporting events.

 

BRYAN POWELL
Assistant Professor
John J. Cali School of Music
powellb@mail.montclair.edu

DR. POWELL, an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at Montclair State University. Prior to joining MSU, Bryan served as the Director of Higher Education for Little Kids Rock, and the Interim Director of Amp Up NYC, a partnership between Berklee College of Music and Little Kids Rock. Dr. Powell has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, is the founding editor of Journal of Popular Music Education, and is the Executive Director of the Association for Popular Music Education. Dr. Powell currently serves as the Chair of the NAfME Popular Music Education SRIG and is an International Affiliate for Musical Futures.

 

MICHAEL VIEGA
Assistant Professor
John J. Cali School of Music
viegam@montclair.edu

DR. VIEGA, who received his Ph.D. from Temple University in 2013, joins the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University as an Assistant Professor of Music in Music Therapy. Dr. Viega has published and presented internationally on a wide range of topics such as Hip Hop and music therapy, arts-based research methodologies, digital technology and therapeutic songwriting, and music therapy and adolescent development. As a music therapy clinician, he has worked extensively with children and adolescents who have experienced childhood adversity and trauma, and is a Fellow in the Association of Music and Imagery. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, and Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. He is currently the President of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (MAR-AMTA).