Faculty and Staff
Office Location: Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus, CF 127
BiographyAssociate Professor of visual art, Gomez teaches graphic design, typography, digital tools, and illustration at MC. Gomez has previously taught at MICA, Towson University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Houston. Gomez, an interdisciplinary artist and scholar, 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 and author and illustrator of the artist book, The Book of Cannibals. Recent exhibitions include: CICA, South Korea, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, and (e)merge art fair, D.C. Select conference presentations include: Digital Humanities, Mexico City, Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman, Geneva, Switzerland, and Southeastern College Art Conference.
Office Location: Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus, CF 132
BiographyAssistant Professor of art at Takoma Park/Silver Spring, will teach introductory and intermediate drawing. He comes 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 125
BiographyAssistant Professor Mieke Gentis began teaching at Montgomery College in 2014 and teaches photography, both digital and analog. She serves as the Director of Operations for BuoyRR- an annual residency and retreat for women. In her own practice she uses photography, video, movement and performance. She is always looking for opportunities to collaborate so please send an email if 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 131
BiographyProfessor 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.
Office Location: Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus, CF 130
BiographyAssistant Professor of art at Takoma Park/Silver Spring, will teach drawing and painting. She comes 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 119
BiographyProfessor Rothman is the lead faculty member for the Introduction to Human Communication courses on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College, as well a regular instructor for Introduction to Film. He holds MA and BA degrees from the University of Maryland, as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Montgomery College, all in theatre. He has also performed on stage in local professional theatre appearing in productions for Studio Theatre, Spooky Action Theatre, Source Theatre, Round House Theatre, Classika Theatre and the Washington Revels and has understudied for roles at the Folger and Shakespeare Theatres.
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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BiographyProfessor 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.