Elissa Bromberg

elissa brombergAdjunct Assistant Professor of Art Therapy

M.S., The College of New Rochelle; B.F.A, The School of Visual Arts

Elissa Bromberg is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a registered and board-certified art therapist, and a sculptor.

A specialist in art therapy in the medical setting, she has worked at the Lagone New York University Medical Center and its Lagone Clinical Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Creative Center, AHRC of New York City, and Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, N.Y.

She has also presented at hospitals and professional organizations, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Lagone NYU Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare; and published her research in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and the Journal of Psycho-Oncology. Professor Bromberg maintains a private practice in New York City and a studio in New Paltz, N.Y.

At The College of New Rochelle, she teaches Orientation to Art Therapy as well as Practices & Techniques of Art Therapy. On the graduate level, she has also taught Creative Modalities, Art Therapy in the Medical Setting, and Internship Supervision. She also teaches at New York University.


Emily Stern

emily-sternProfessor of Art
Mooney Center 321, estern@cnr.edu, (914) 654-5834
B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., Indiana University

Emily Stern is a graphic designer and artist, currently working in water-based media on paper. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at McKenzie Fine Art, Kentler International Drawing Space, Schroeder-Romero Gallery, Pierogi Gallery and BRIC Rotunda Gallery in New York, Forge Gallery in Milford, Pa., Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass., and ABA Gallery in Recife, Brazil. Her work is included in public and private collections such as the Indiana University Fine Arts Library in Bloomington Ind., and the Marino Golinelli Collection in Bologna, Italy. She is co-author, with CNR Professor Ruth Zealand, chairwoman of Education Department, of “Starting Your Career in Art Education,” Allworth Press, 2013. She teaches design courses, including foundation design, graphic design, and computer graphic design.​


Margie Neuhaus

margie-neuhausAssociate Professor of Art
Mooney Center 237B, mneuhaus@cnr.edu, (914) 654-5504
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.F.A., Bard College

Margie Neuhaus has held solo exhibitions of her sculptures, installations, and collages at the Glyndor Gallery in Wave Hill in the Bronx, and at Safe-T-Gallery in Brooklyn. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City; P.S.122 Gallery, New York; A + D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago; Islip Art Museum; Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn; Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack; Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia; Convergence XI, Rhode Island; and Fields Sculpture Park, Omni International Arts Center, Ghent.

She has also received several residency fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H; Socrates Sculpture Park; Sculpture Space, Utica, N.Y.; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Va.; Vermont Studio Colony; and Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Ill.

Professor Neuhaus teaches Design Foundations 2 and 3, Artists’ Book, Integrated Media, and all levels of sculpture, including Foundation Sculpture, Advanced Sculpture, Fiber Sculpture, and Introduction to Metalwork. For the Honors Program, she teaches The Art of the Book. Her work can be viewed at margieneuhaus.com.


William C. Maxwell

william-maxwellProfessor of Art
Mooney Center 235, wmaxwell@cnr.edu, (914) 654-5277
B.A., Wagner College; M.A., Columbia University; Ed.M., Columbia University; Ed.D., Columbia University

Professor Maxwell has exhibited his paintings, prints, and drawings at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, the Elizabeth Weiner Gallery, Casola Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Arts Club, and many other exhibition spaces across the country and abroad. His works are in many private and public collections, including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Public Library. His etchings and lithographs have been included in several published portfolios, including “The Peaceable Kingdom,” published by the Robert Blackburn Printshop at the Elizabeth Foundation. He has been the recipient of several awards and grants, and his work has been reviewed in numerous art publications and other media, including the Village Voice and the New York Times.

Professor Maxwell is the author of “Printmaking: A Beginning Handbook,” a text widely used in art and education institutions throughout the United States. He owns, with his wife and fellow artist and educated Dana DeVito, Maxwell Fine Arts Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Peekskill, New York, where he also maintains two studios and has been invited to curate numerous institutional exhibitions.

A member for the faculty for four decades, Professor Maxwell teaches drawing, painting, and printmaking, among other courses, in the Art Department. He also participates in the Honors Program and supervises art education student teachers. He is also a Visiting Professor of Art at SUNY Westchester, and serves on the board of directors of the New York Society of Etchers, and on the board of governance for Robert Blackburn Print Shop, Elizabeth Foundation.


Cristina de Gennaro

cristina-de-gennaroProfessor of Art, Chair of the Art Department
Mooney Center 323A, cdegennaro@cnr.edu, (914) 654-5856
B.A., University of Texas at Dallas; M.A., University of Texas at Dallas; M.F.A., Stanford University

Cristina de Gennaro has worked in a variety of media and formats, including performance, painting, drawing, and installation. She has exhibited her work in museums and galleries across the country, including the Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill in the Bronx; Nexus Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta; the Portland Art Museum in Oregon; Dallas Museum of Art; San Antonio Museum of Art; The Women’s Building in Los Angeles; and the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle.She has received grants from national and state institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts. Professor de Gennaro has been the recipient of artist residency fellowships at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and the Jentel Foundation, and she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. Her work has been reviewed in national journals and newspapers including The New York Times, the Dallas Times Herald, The Oregonian, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Artweek, and High Performance.Professor de Gennaro teaches all levels of undergraduate painting, drawing, and figure drawing, as well as the freshman art colloquium. She also teaches, with Professor Margie Neuhaus, a course called Integrated Media that introduces students to a variety of formats, including site-specific installation, environmental art, audio and video, and more. Art and Science Parallels, taught with Professor Lynn Petrullo of the Biology Department, introduces juniors and seniors to interdisciplinary thinking through comparing and contrasting the methodologies and skills from the two disciplines.

Her work can be found at cristinadegennaro.com.


Susan M. Canning

susan-canningProfessor of Art History
Mooney Center 321, scanning@cnr.edu, (914) 654-5275
B.A., California State University, Hayward; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Susan Canning’s research focuses on 19th century avant-garde Belgian art.In 2009, she co-organized an exhibition on the Belgian artist James Ensor for the Museum of Modern Art and contributed an essay to the catalog. In 2010, she was a member of the curatorial committee that organized the exhibition “Hareng Saur, Ensor and Contemporary Art” for the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent, Belgium, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ensor’s birth.Dr. Canning is currently completing a book that focuses on the social aspect of James Ensor’s art as well as several articles related to his art practice. Her research has been supported by numerous grants and fellowships, including two Fulbright grants and the National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship.

In addition to her focus on fin de siècle Belgian art, Dr. Canning also writes on contemporary art for several publications, including Sculpture Magazine, where she is a contributing editor, and Art in America. She has also written reviews for Art Papers and New Art Examiner. As an independent curator, Dr. Canning has organized shows in New York City and at the Castle Gallery of The College of New Rochelle. Professor Canning teaches courses in modern and contemporary art history, and has also taught in the Honors and Women’s Studies Programs.