Faculty and Staff
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 127
Dr. Gomez teaches media appreciation, film, graphic design and illustration at MC. Gomez has previously taught at MICA, Towson University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Houston.
An interdisciplinary artist and scholar, Gomez earned a BFA from Texas A&M University –Kingsville, an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Houston, and a PhD in media art and text from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, where he studied digital culture.
Gomez is co-founder of Sybil Press, an independent publisher of art books and other printed matter, and author and illustrator of the artist book, The Book of Cannibals (2014). Recent exhibitions include: Rhizome DC, Ben Bailey Art Gallery, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, CICA, South Korea, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, Valet Gallery, Richmond, VA, and (e)merge art fair, D.C.
Gomez’s paintings were recently featured in New American Paintings #142. Select conference presentations include: Digital Humanities, Mexico City, Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman, Geneva, Switzerland, Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, and a whole host of Southeastern College Art Conference events. Gomez has written for Fangoria Magazine, Blumhouse.com, Digital America, and Cvlt Nation.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 121
Priscilla Walker has worked in the Visual and Performing Arts Department for just
over 19 years. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the department office,
assisting students, faculty, the public, and other employees at the College,
“The College is very diverse, and this has given me the opportunity to meet, work, share, and appreciate other ethnic cultures. I love art and, therefore, have been privileged to be around students, faculty, and visiting artists. I have also had the opportunity to take classes in both visual and performing arts to enhance my personal knowledge and assist faculty and students."
Priscilla holds a BA in Communication, Languages, and Literature from the University of Abidjan, Côte d”Ivoire.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 132
BiographyAs an Assistant Professor of art at Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Michael teaches introductory and intermediate drawing. He came to Montgomery College as a full-time faculty member after serving part-time at MC, Prince George's Community College, and University of Maryland College Park. Courses he has taught include drawing, painting, and two-dimensional design. He earned his bachelor's in fine arts from Mississippi State University and master's in fine arts from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 129
BiographyAssociate Professor Kevin Bowman joined the art department of the Takoma Park/Silver Springs campus at Montgomery College in January of 2017 and teaches printmaking, foundations design and drawing. Born and raised in Hartford City, Indiana, he earned a BFA from Ball State University and an MFA from the University of South Dakota. Following completion of his graduate work, he taught at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, while also serving as the director and curator of Arts Visalia, a non-profit community art center in Visalia.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CU 116
BiographyProfessor Heather A. Brown has served part-time on the music faculty at Montgomery College since 2004. A full-time professor since 2018, she teaches music appreciation, music theory and applied music. Her survey courses explore various styles of music from within their cultural and historical contexts. Prof. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Binghamton University and Master’s degree in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland. She has maintained a private studio of voice and piano students for over 18 years. As a performer, she has sung professionally in many area churches and as a soloist under the auspices of the Friday Morning Music Club.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 126
Dr.Cash holds a BA from the History of Art and Architecture from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MA and PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. Her professional work centers on the Art of the Americas, museum practice and open education.
Professor Cash came to Montgomery College as a full-time faculty member after serving as part-time faculty teaching African art history. Prior to MC, she served an 11-year tenure at St. Mary's College of Maryland as Associate Professor of Art History. At SMCM, she also served 4 years as Director of Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection. At MC, Professor Cash teaches Art History Survey I and II, Survey of African Art and Survey of Asian Art. She looks forward to expanding her course offerings in art history, global humanities, and museum practice.
Beyond the classroom, Professor Cash is committed to professional development, open education and pedagogy and the decolonization and applied practice of art history. Since her arrival at MC, Professor Cash has been awarded the MC UN SDG Open Pedagogy Faculty Fellowship (Summer 2020) and a Faculty Development Seminar in Pakistan from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (January 2021).
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 133
Miriam Ellen Ewers is an artist who works with found objects, images and sculptural
form. She received her undergraduate degree in Fine Art, Printmaking from the Rhode
Island School of Design in 2000, and completed her MFA in Sculpture at the Virginia
Commonwealth University in 2004.
Miriam Ellen Ewers is Assistant Professor of Sculpture, 3D Design and Drawing at Montgomery College in Maryland, USA, her teaching specializations include traditional as well as twenty-first century sculpture methods/materials, and combining theoretical and social issues into studio pedagogy.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 125
Assistant Professor of visual art Mieke Gentis teaches analog and digital photography at Montgomery College. Mieke Gentis is an artist operating in several modalities including photography, installation, and performance. She has served as the director of operations for BuoyRR- a residency retreat for those on the feminine spectrum. She invites you to collaborate, so please send an email f you have an idea. Professor Gentis holds a degree in Imaging and Digital Art from UMBC and a Degree in Sociology from Salisbury University.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 130
BiographyAssociate Professor of art teaching drawing and painting. She came to Montgomery College as a full-time faculty member after serving part-time at MC, Prince George's Community College, and the Corcoran College of Art and Design at George Washington University. Courses she has taught include drawing, painting, color theory, and commercial illustration. She earned her bachelor's in studio art from Centre College in Kentucky and her master's in painting from the American University in Washington, DC.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CU 115
David Rothman has been involved in theatre and with Montgomery College for over forty years, first as a student and then, since 1986, as faculty. Over the years, he has taken on various roles as an actor, director, producer, fight choreographer, production designer, technical director and teacher. He holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees from the University of Maryland and is a past member of the Society of American Fight Directors having been certified as an Actor-Combatant With Recommendation and a member of SAG-AFTRA. Recent directorial efforts by David at Montgomery College include Social Darwinism, The Glass Menagerie, Animal Farm, Doubt, Bootycandy, Natural Causes, Almost Blue, Waiting For Lefty and Art of Murder. David recently directed Kasturba versus Gandhi for Natya Bharati, a local Indian theatre group. Additional shows directed by David include The Diary of Anne Frank, Blythe Spirit for The Foundry Players and Brer Rabbit & The Briar Patch for Adventure Theatre. David last performed onstage in Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre’s West Side Story. Additional performances at MC include Notes On The Cold War In Kansas and Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette & Boo. He has also performed locally in The Christmas Revels at Lisner Auditorium as well as in productions at The Studio Theatre, Classika Theatre, Source Theatre and Washington Theatre Wing. Regional credits include performances at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Champlain Shakespeare Festival and Birmingham Children's Theatre. David also plays blues harmonica and sings in the local blues band, Cooking With Gas, having appeared at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Silver Spring Blues Festival.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 135
BiographyProfessor Van Wagoner is a practicing graphic designer and sculptor. Whether developing web sites or modeling in clay, her artistic goals are the same––to communicate with her audience. Her mixed media sculpture builds a narrative using clay, metal, glass, and other materials. Professor Van Wagoner completed a BFA in ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from the Mount Royal School at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
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Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 111
Michael holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Ceramics & Sculpture.
As instructional Lab Coordinator he works in the Art Studios to provide Instructional Support, Student Support and assist with Art Exhibitions.
His specialized area is the Sculpture and Ceramics studios.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 111
BiographyPablo Callejo has been an Instructional Lab Coordinator at Montgomery College since 2017. He holds an Associate Degree in Studio Art from MC and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Pablo works with the lab staff team to operate and maintain the galleries and studios at MC in compliance with safety protocols. He also oversees and manages the Digital Output Center and the Loan Equipment Program.
Office Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, CF 122
Jenny Walton holds an MFA from American University (D.C. and Italy). Walton has shown
her work nationally and internationally and has been awarded an Artistic Fellowship
from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities among several other grants and
residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and Hamilton
Princess, Bermuda. She and has been critically published and her work is held in several
distinguished private and public collections. She is the Lab Manager for the Department
working with faculty on instructional needs, our exhibitions and programs, and operational
Professor Mudd taught all levels of sculpture as well as foundations, design and printmaking.
Professor Mudd was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Montgomery County, MD. He began attending Montgomery College in Takoma Park as a part-time student in 1994. Completing his Associates Degree, he decided to continue his studies full time at University of Maryland, College Park where he was introduced to metal casting and foundry operation. In addition to studio art, he also did work in creative writing (poetry) and comparative literature. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art as well as a Citation in Comparative Studies in spring 2000.
After earning his MFA in Sculpture in 2002 Lincoln worked as an Adjunct Instructor at University of Maryland, Montgomery College, and Prince Georges Community College. In 2006, he became a full-time faculty member of Montgomery College. Beginning in 2012 he was an Associate Professor of Art. From 2014-2016 he served as Department Chair for Visual and Performing Arts.
Professor Helsley spent over twenty-five years in the television industry as a designer and art director. He has designed for both print and video. He is the recipient of numerous awards and received three television Emmy Awards for on-air graphics, animation, and set design.