Art + Media + Design Faculty

Name
Darlene Farris-LaBar
Title
Professor of Art + Media + Design, Department Chair

B.F.A., 1996, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.F.A., 1998, Purchase College, SUNY
A.A.S., 2001, New York College of Technology for Digital Media Arts

Phone
(570) 422-3813
Campus Address
Fine & Performing Arts Center

Darlene Farris-LaBar is the Department Chair for Art + Design and oversees the 3D Printing Lab. She uses 3D printing and other emerging technologies to focus her art on a variety of plant species.

Name
Melissa Geiger
Title
Associate Professor of Art + Media + Design

B.A., 1995, Manhattanville College
M.A., 1998, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., 2005, Pennsylvania State University

Phone
(570) 422-3801
Campus Address
Fine & Performing Arts Center
Name
David Mazure
Title
Professor of Art + Media + Design

B.F.A., 1998, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
M.F.A., 2009, East Tennessee State University

Phone
(570) 422-3612
Campus Address
Fine & Performing Arts Center 227

David Mazure combines creative digital media with an analog foundation in two-dimensional graphic design and fine art classes. Currently, his creative activity is focused on Design for Good: art and design projects that involve the whole community.

Name
Xue Dong
Title
Assistant Professor of Art + Media + Design

B.E., 2013, Tongji University
M.I.D., 2016, Auburn University

Phone
(570) 422-3628
Campus Address
Fine & Performing Arts Center 229

Prof. Dong obtained her MS Degree in Industrial design field in Auburn University. As the full-time faculty in Art+Design department, her teaching responsibility include 3D Design and Product Design field.

Name
Richard Otto
Title
Associate Professor of Art + Media + Design

B.A., 1995, University of Arizona
M.A., 2001, Marywood University
Ph.D., 2007, University of Memphis

Phone
(570) 422-3763
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall 5
Name
Yi-hui Huang
Title
Professor of Art + Media + Design

B.A., 1994, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
M.A., 1996, The University of Iowa
M.F.A., 1997, The University of Iowa
Ph.D., 2008, The Ohio State University

Phone
(570) 422-3839
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall 6

Yi-hui Huang creates and writes about photographs. She teaches various levels of photography courses.

Name
Patsie Varkados
Title
Assistant Professor of Art + Media + Design

B.A., 2010, DeSales University
M.A., 2014, Ohio University
M.F.A., 2014 Ohio University

Phone
(570) 422-3393
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall 12

Patsie Varkados teaches DMET 210: Television Studio Production I, DMET 310: Television Studio Production II & DMET 410: Advanced Production. Her teachings focus on Television Studio Production, Editing in Final Cut Pro X, Editing Theory & Techniques, Camera and Lighting Techniques, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Character Animator and Advanced Production Techniques. She has worked professionally in the field for HBO, Epix, Showtime, ESPN and many more. She is proud to be part of Digital Media Technologies here at ESU.

Name
Ahmed Karam Yousof
Title
Assistant Professor of Art + Media + Design

Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Phone
(570) 422-3169
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall 1

Dr. Ahmed Yousof is an assistant professor of digital media technologies at East Stroudsburg University. His area of research is game-based learning in educational, business and cross-cultural communication contexts.

Name
Nicholas D'Angelo
Title
Assistant Professor of Art + Media + Design

B.A., Montclair State University
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

Phone
(570) 422-3048
Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall

Nicholas D'Angelo brings 11 years of Digital Advertising experience to ESU. He has worked for several prestigious digital advertising agencies, including Organic, J. Walter Thompson, and Digitas. He has worked on the marketing and design of such brands as Ford, Cadillac, Duracell, Kraft Foods, and Dodge. His current focus is on web design and production, social media, and brand development. He also is a fine artist producing work in mixed media and painting; he has exhibited in numerous galleries and shows over the past 25 years.

Name
Cathy Donnelly
Title
Instructor of Art + Media + Design

B.A., 1980, Temple University
M.A., 2012, Marywood University

Campus Address
Rosenkrans Hall

Cathy Donnelly teaches Sound Recording, a course that teaches DMT students the importance of sound in television and film, as well as editing, recording, and processing sound across many different platforms.

Name
Josephine Coniglio
Title
Instructor of Art + Media + Design

A.A., City College of San Francisco
B.F.A., California College of the Arts
M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute

Phone
(570) 422-3694
Campus Address
Fine & Performing Arts Center 226

Josephine Coniglio teaches foundation courses designed to build skills that evolve towards creative and socially aware expression through art. She uses digitally manipulated photographs and traditional painting and drawing media in her work. As a partner in Cree Studios, Furniture and Fine Art Restoration, she specializes in painting restoration. Josephine paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums.

Name
Kellyann Devine
Title
Department Secretary
P:
(570) 422-3694
Campus Address
Fine & Performing Arts Center 202

Contact Us

For more information about the Art + Media + Design department, please contact the department chair, Darlene Farris-Labar (570) 422-3813 or dfarris@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Fine & Performing Arts Center
Phone:
(570) 422-3695
Fax:
(570) 422-3008 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair and Gallery Director
Name
Darlene Farris-Labar
Phone:
(570) 422-3813