Emerging Arts Administrators Fellowship

The NCAA Fellowship includes a one-year membership in NCAA and a waiver of the NCAA conference registration fees. In addition, NCAA Fellows are matched with a seasoned NCAA member who serves as a mentor before and at the conference. Candidates for the fellowship are nominated by another arts administrator and have an endorsement from an administrator at their home institution.  The 2017/18 nomination process will begin shortly.


2016/17 NCAA Fellows: 

Matthew Albritton majored in biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Following brief stints as a SCUBA Dive Master, English teacher in Japan, and elementary school PE coach, he pursued photography at the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, he began teaching at Northern Kentucky University where he is currently Visual Arts Program Head and coordinator of the photography area. Research interests include service learning, community engagement through documentary photography, and a long-term project photographing the birthplaces of the US presidents.

Matthew Albritton, Department Head of Visual Arts, Northern Kentucky University, is being mentored by A. Blake Pearce, Dean, College of the Arts, Valdosta State University.

Mariah Doren is Assistant Professor of Art and Design Pedagogy and Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Learning at Parsons School of Design. Her work is a mix of studio practice, academic research and teaching, carefully woven and intermixed such that each component feeds and supports the others. Mariah has a studio practice based in photography that includes collage work combining printmaking, drawing and photographs and have been part of exhibitions at The Douro Museum, Alijo, Portugal, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA and Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS.  Mariah’s writing centers on teaching, recent publications include “Is The Critique Relevant?” In Visual Inquiry; Learning and Teaching Art, a chapter titled “Re-thinking Critique: Questioning the Standards, Re-thinking the Format, Engaging Meanings Constructed in Context”, and a forthcoming article “Working Collaboratively-Teaching Collaboration”, in Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. She has presented papers at the International Journal of Design Education Conference, College Art Association, Society of Photographic Educators and the Lilly International Conference for Teaching and Learning. Mariah has a Doctorate in the College Teaching of Art from Columbia University, a MFA in photography from Pratt Institute and a BA in Architecture and Urban Studies from Bryn Mawr College. She has taught courses on Pedagogy, Master’s Thesis, Photography and Cross-disciplinary studio/seminar courses in art and design at Parsons, SUNY Purchase, SUNY Albany, Columbia University and Central Michigan University.

 Mariah Doren, Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Learning, Parsons School of Design, is being mentored by Leslie Bellavance, President, Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris University.

Peter Eudenbach’s work takes the form of sculpture, video, and curatorial projects. Exploring the relationship between function and absurdity while playing with our expectations of the commonplace.  Eudenbach is a 2007 recipient of the VMFA Artists Fellowship.  His work has been shown both nationally and internationally at venues such as Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, Exit Art in New York, the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim in Neuenhaus, Germany, the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia.  His first curatorial project was in 2012 at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island.  His next solo show opens in October at the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Old Dominion University.  http://www.petereudenbach.com

Peter Eudenbach, Chair, Department of Art, Old Dominion University, is being mentored by Cathy Pagani, Associate Dean and Assistant to the Provost, The University of Alabama

Jeannette (Jen) Guillemin is an arts educator, counselor and arts administrator currently serving as the Director ad interim at the Boston University School of Visual Arts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English (creative writing) from the State University of New York at Geneseo and two master’s degrees in Arts Administration and Counseling from Boston University. In 2005, she founded the Boston University Visual Arts Summer Institute, a pre-college program for high school students, and in 2012, she helped to design and launch a new Arts Leadership minor.

 In addition to teaching and advising students in the arts leadership and graduate arts administration programs, she creates and implements collaborative and experiential programming that expands professional opportunities, ignites entrepreneurial thinking and engages student-artists within the Boston community. She oversees an Internship Program, leads community partnerships with Boston city schools and offers visual arts classes in the BU Prison Education program.

 An active participant in community arts-based programs for over 15 years, her research explores the intersection of arts, entrepreneurship and social change. In 2015, she published a chapter in the book, Creating Cultural Capital, distributed by University of Chicago Press.  She has served on several boards including, The Big Sister Association of Boston, Art Street, Inc. and the Brookline Commission for the Arts.

 Jeanette Guillemin, Director ad interim, School of Visual Arts, Boston University, is being mentored by Amy Hauft, Leslie Waggener Professor in Sculpture, School of Art & Art History, University of Texas at Austin.


Troy Richards is an interdisciplinary artist who often works in collaboration. He received an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook and a BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is currently the Interim Associate Dean of the Arts at the University of Delaware where he also teaches courses in Drawing, Printmaking, and New Media. Richards has exhibited widely nationally with solo exhibitions at Grand Arts (Kansas City, MO), Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago and the Aqua Art Fair Miami), as well as Whittier College (Whittier, CA). His work has been included in exhibitions in New York City at P.S.1, White Columns, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Queens Museum of Art, the International Print Ce

Troy Richards, Interim Associate Dean of the Arts at the University of Delaware, is being mentored by Tom Berding, Professor of Studio Art, Michigan State University.


Anne Stagg was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She lived in the Midwest and West before returning to the South in 2007 to join the faculty at The Florida State University. As an Associate in Art at The Florida State University, Stagg currently serves as Interim Director of the Foundations and BA programs. In the past, she served as the Director of the BFA Program from 2008-12, and will begin a 3-year appointment as Associate Chair in January 2017. Stagg teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of foundations, professional practices, critique, and special topic seminars.  She received her MFA in painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2000, and began her academic career at the University of Alabama in Birmingham later that year. Her personal research is inspired by the world around her and her past work has led her to investigate subjects like mass production and automation, identity and place, communication and connections. Most recently, her paintings are inspired by events that trigger a survival instinct. Her abstract paintings and fabric constructions have been exhibited nationally and internationally and she is the recipient of many awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and several research grants from Florida State University.

Anne Stagg, Associate Chair, Department of Art, Florida State University, is being mentored by David LaPalombara, Director, School of Art & Design, Ohio University.