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Art Department Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Jake Beckman

Assistant Professor
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Office: M2-19

Chris Feiro

Assistant Professor
cfeiro@ccp.edu | 215-751-8301 
Office: M2-21

Chris Feiro is a representational painter whose work is centered on perceptually based painting and drawing. He has exhibited in both the US and abroad. Chris’s work is represented by Cerulean Gallery in Philadelphia, PA and The Eddington Gallery in Indianapolis, IN.

Monica Hahn

Assistant Professor
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Office: M2-32G

Monica Hahn studies representations of indigenous peoples in an eighteenth century British imperial context.  Her research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative, The Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Lilly Library, the Yale Center for British Art, the Lewis Walpole Library, the Tyler School of Art, the Maryland Historical Society, and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. Monica’s essay, “Dramatizing the Encounter: The Performative Body in John Webber’s ‘A Man of the Sandwich Islands, Dancing’” appears in Artistic Responses to Travel in the Western Tradition (Sarah Lippert, ed., Routledge, 2018). 

Rebekah Higgins

Assistant Professor
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Office: M2-18

Sarah Iepson

Associate Professor and current Art Department Chair
siepson@ccp.edu | 215-751-8772 
Office: BR-21C

Sarah Iepson is a scholar of 19th century American art history with a focus on portraiture and photography in the antebellum period. She is a recipient of several awards from conference presentations and was awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at CCP in 2015. Sarah has presented at conferences nationally and internationally and is published in the Journal of the LUCAS Graduate Conference and the Daguerreian Annual.

Roberta Massuch

Faculty Instructional Aide, Ceramics
rmassuch@ccp.edu | 215-751-8299
Office: M2-17

Roberta Massuch lives and works in Philadelphia, PA—where she is a Resident Artist at The Clay Studio, studio technician & faculty member at The Community College of Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Northern Illinois University in 2005 and her MFA from Louisiana State University in May 2013. Past residencies include: Worcester Center for Craft (2007-8), Northern Clay Center (2008-10), and Tyler School of Art (2013-14). She was awarded a 2015 Independence Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship, funding her participation in an 8 week Arquetopia Special Ceramics Artist Residency (2016) at the Arquetopia Foundation for Development, in Puebla, Mexico.

Terry Peterson

Assistant Professor
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Office: M2-32D

Jeffrey Reed

Associate Professor
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Office: M2-21

Jeffrey Reed is a representational painter whose work is centered on the landscape. He has received numerous awards, including a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has shown widely in the US and abroad. Jeff's work is represented by the George Billis Gallery in NY, NY and the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Jeff is a continuing Fellow at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland. He has returned each year for extended stays to paint since 2000. For the past five years he has also taught a painting class at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation.

Sean Sauer

Assistant Professor
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Office: M2-22

Sean Sauer is a painter whose work focuses on the landscape. His paintings are done on site and often take several months to resolve. His work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally.

Brian Seymour

Associate Professor
bseymour@ccp.edu | 215-751-8802 
Office: M2-32F

Brian Seymour is an Associate Professor who earned a PhD in Art History at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. His dissertation: “Art Collecting and Shaping Publics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” aligned the discursive practices of two Philadelphians, attorney John G. Johnson and Dr. Albert C. Barnes. His research centers on issues relating to art collecting and the public sphere.

He is a recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. In addition to teaching in the art department, he coordinates the Honors Curriculum at the College.

Outside of the College he served as a Graduate Associate Fellow at the Center for Humanities at Temple University, and in support of his research, he has received research grants from The Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Ruskin Library and Research Centre, and a Dissertation Completion Grant from Tyler School of Art.

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Estell

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Office: M2-22

Richard has taught at CCP for over 20 years, and has taught drawing and painting at colleges, universities and art schools throughout the eastern United States, as well as in France. His work is included in many public and private collections and has been represented by galleries in New York City, New Jersey, California and Philadelphia. He is currently represented by Cerulean Arts in Philadelphia.

Robin Fickle

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Robin Fickle pursued an unconventional path as both an art historian and professional harpist. In Los Angeles she taught courses in medieval art and humanities at various universities and colleges before teaching at CCP and Arcadia University where, as an adjunct professor, she currently teaches AH 225 19th Century and AH 220 Medieval Art, conducts medieval banquets and takes her students to Paris as part of Arcadia's Global Field of Studies Program. She has published numerous articles on the nexus between medieval music, art and performance practice on harp in the FH Journal. She has sold five books of her harp music internationally, recorded on CD and actively performs and teaches harp from her private studio. Her extensive travel experience has allowed her to see most of the art that she presents in her lectures.

Dean Hartung

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Office: M2-21

Dean Hartung is a representational painter who specializes in Mural and portrait work. He has taught in various intuitions in including The National Academy, The Art Students League of NYC and Swarthmore College. His murals include Media Courthouse, Media Pa, The NYC Subway and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He is also represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

Lauren Patterson

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Office: M2-32D

Ariel Pearce

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Office: M2-32G

Neil Patterson

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Office: M2-18

Neil Patterson has been making pots for over thirty years. Neil has a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Louisiana State University. He was a Core Fellowship student at Penland for two years and spent a year studying Ceramics at Cardiff University in Wales. He has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and taught part time at Tyler School of Art for seventeen years. Neil teaches workshops nationally. Together with his wife Sandi Pierantozzi he maintains a studio in Philadelphia.

Neil’s work strives to show the vitality of clay, especially through the use of texture. Most of his forms are begun on the potter’s wheel and then altered (faceted, ridged, cut and re -assembled.) The white stoneware clay is completely vitreous and the colorful glazes are food-safe. In his functional work, Neil wants to make pots that are beautiful to look at and comfortable to use.

Linda Shusterman

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Office: M2-17

Camille Ward

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Office: M2-22

Camille Ward has been teaching drawing at CCP, and drawing and design at Drexel University for over 20 years. She paints and draws organic forms and has shown her work locally and in New York City. She spent several years drawing from the malacology (mollusks and shells) collection at Drexel University Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.