Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty are dedicated to fostering student creativity, engaging students intellectually to ensure a strong conceptual grounding to their work and training students in art-making practices so that they may fully realize their projects. Comprised of two painters, a photographer, a ceramist, a graphic designer, an art therapist and an art historian, we represent a diverse array of art making media and disciplines to provide a full range of creative experiences for students.

Erich Doubek

Chair, Department of Art; Associate Professor of Art
M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design; B.F.A., University of Connecticut


Cynthia Fowler

Professor of Art
Ph.D., University of Delaware; A.L.M, Harvard University; B.A., University of Massachusetts Boston


Stephan Jacobs

Associate Professor of Art
M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design; B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute


Brian Littlefield

Assistant Professor of Art
M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art; B.F.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Megumi Naitoh

Professor of Art
M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art; B.S., San Diego State University


Kathy Soles

Professor of Art; Wyant Professor
M.F.A., American University; B.A., Emmanuel College; Maryland Institute College of Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Featured Faculty: Petros Vamvakas

Petros Vamvakas is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies and Peace Studies Programs. His work focuses on security and democratization, as well as issues related to identity and race in politics throughout the Americas. As part of his teaching, he has escorted groups of students to Crete, Greece, and will be bringing a group of students to Cuba.

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Saints Spotlight: Ashlee Jeannot '17

While a student, Ashlee Jeannot '17 founded the S.T.A.R.T. program for first years students--a model she took with her after graduation to provide diversity and inclusion training beyond the college campus.

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Saints Spotlight: Shennah Derstine '17

Shennah didn't have to go far to find the right internship opportunity--the graphic design minor reported to Emmanuel's on-campus Marketing & Communications department, where she worked on a range of graphic design projects to promote College events and programs. 

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A Commitment to Service: Justin Prairie '05

Although half a world away in Pakistan, Justin Prairie '05 is never far from Emmanuel and Boston. A foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, Justin currently works on political and military affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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