Architectural Engineering TechnologyBuilding Efficiency & Sustainable Technology (BEST)Construction TechnologyDesign for the WebFine ArtsGraphic DesignInterior Design
Faculty
The Art, Architecture, and Design Department’s faculty have exceptional qualifications. Faculty members are working professionals dedicated to their disciplines and teachin hg.

Full-time Faculty
Adjunct Faculty

Full-time Faculty

John Alvord, Department Chair, Professor and Coordinator,  Graphic Design Program Design for the Web Program, Norwalk Community CollegeJohn Alvord
Department Chair
Professor and Coordinator,
Graphic Design Program
Design for the Web Program
B.A., Boston College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University

John Alvord is a practicing freelance graphic designer. He entered the industry in 1988 and now satisfies the print design needs of local and national clients. His work includes identity, packaging and collateral design. He has been teaching at the college since 1996.

jalvord@norwalk.edu
203.857.6890

Jacek Bigosinski, R.A., AIA, Professor and Coordinator, Architectural Engineering Technology, Interior Design and Construction Technology Programs, Norwalk Community CollegeJacek Bigosinski, R.A., AIA
Professor and Coordinator, Architectural
Engineering Technology, Interior Design
and Construction Technology Programs
B.Arch., M.Eng. in Architecture, Warsaw Polytechnic

Jacek Bigosinski is a practicing architect with his office located in Rowayton, with three full time employees, two of them being former NCC graduates. pbarchitects.net. He is the Program Coordinator for Architecture, Interior Design and Construction programs, and has been teaching at the college full–time since 1989.

jbigosinski@norwalk.edu
203.857.7159

Joan Fitzsimmons Professor, Photography, Norwalk Community CollegeJoan Fitzsimmons
Professor, Photography
B.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis
M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Joan Fitzsimmons is a practicing photographer who exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work is in a number of museum and private collections. joanfitzsimmons.com. She oversees the area of photography in the Studio Arts Program, and has been teaching at the college since 1988.

jfitzsimmons@norwalk.edu
203.857.7196

Joseph Fucigna Professor and Coordinator, Art Programs, Norwalk Community CollegeJoseph Fucigna
Professor and Coordinator, Art Programs
B.F.A., Alfred University
M.F.A., School of Visual Arts

Joseph Fucigna is a practicing sculptor who is known for transforming common industrial materials into unique three dimensional abstractions. fucigna.com. He is the Program Coordinator of the Studio Arts and Fine Arts programs, and has been teaching at the college since 1988.

jfucigna@norwalk.edu
203.857.3323

Eric Gribin Adjunct Professor and Coordinator Building Efficiency & Sustainable Technology Certificate Program, Norwalk Community CollegeEric Gribin
Adjunct Professor and Coordinator
Building Efficiency & Sustainable Technology Certificate Program
M.S., Robert J. Milano School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School University
Diploma in Construction Management, NYU Real Estate Institute
Member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Certified in Construction Safety and Health by USDOL and OSHA
B.S., The University of Michigan

Eric Gribin has worked as a construction manager for top names in architecture and building throughout the New York Metropolitan Area for the past 25 years. Eric is a Certified Green Professional (CGP) and holds a Contractor’s license in the State of Connecticut. He is the regional coordinator of the Building Efficiency & Sustainable Technology (B.E.S.T.) Certificate Program at Norwalk and Housatonic Community Colleges.

egribin@norwalk.edu
203.857.7345

Ken Lalli Professor, Graphic and Web Design, Norwalk Community CollegeKen Lalli
Professor, Graphic and Web Design
B.F.A., M.F.A., Herbert H. Lehman College,
The City University of New York

Working in the design field since 1990, Ken Lalli studied graphic arts with master printmaker Arun Bose. As such, his design philosophy centers on bridging traditional and digital art media. xenosdesign.com. He has been teaching at the college since 2000.

klalli@norwalk.edu
203.857.7278

Edmond T. Yalda Instructor, Architectural Engineering Technology, Norwalk Community CollegeEdmond T. Yalda
Instructor, Architectural Engineering Technology
B.A., Carleton University, Ottawa Canada

Edmond Yalda is a practicing architect at Michael Blanc and Associates Architects/Planner, where he is in charge of design and production. He has been teaching at the college since 2007.

eyalda@norwalk.edu
203.857.3350

Adjunct Faculty

David Boyajian Adjunct Professor, Studio Art, Norwalk Community CollegeDavid Boyajian
Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts
B.F.A., Alfred University
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art,
Rinehart School of Sculpture.

David Boyajian is a noted sculptor who works in a variety of scales and materials. Known for his Bud & Seed forms fabricated from steel, these large scale sculptures appear to be three-dimensional riffs driven by the power and beauty of nature. davidboyajian.com. Following 20 years of teaching sculpture at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Boyajian co-founded Sculpture Barn in New Fairfield, CT where he teaches metal, stone and wood sculpture. He has been teaching Drawing I & II at the college since 1999.

davidboyajian@charter.net

Jim Bergesen Adjunct Professor, Studio Art, Norwalk Community CollegeJim Bergesen
Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts
B.S., Western Michigan University
Life Member, Art Students League of New York
M.F.A., Purchase College, State University of New York
M.A., Purchase College, State University of New York

Jim Bergesen is a working artist with master’s degrees in both Visual Arts and Contemporary Art History and Criticism. This duality is reflected in his artwork, which merges traditional painting and photographic practice with digital technologies. Jim’s works are in corporate and private collections.

Steven DiGiovanni Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts, Norwalk Community CollegeSteven DiGiovanni
Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts
B.A., University of South Carolina
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

Steven DiGiovanni is a painter living and working in New Haven. He has exhibited in New York, Boston, and throughout Connecticut. His work is in numerous private collections and the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art. Steven has been an instructor at NCC since 1999.

Chris Durante Adjunct Professor, Studio Art, Norwalk Community CollegeChris Durante
Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts
B.A., Graphic Design, Western Connecticut State University

Chris Durante runs and operates a studio in Danbury where he prepares art work for local and national museum and gallery exhibits. His own drawings, depicting whimsical comic book abstractions, are shown extensively throughout the northeast, most recently at The Washington Art Association in Washington Depot CT. He has been teaching drawing at NCC since 2001.

chrisdurante@mags.net

Bruce Glaser  Adjunct Professor, Art History, Norwak Community CollegeBruce Glaser
Adjunct Professor, Art History
B.A., Columbia College
M.A., Columbia University

Bruce Glaser has published articles and seminal interviews regarding major contemporary artists. He was director of several New York City art galleries and has taught at Pratt Institute, Hunter College, Lehman Colleges of CUNY and the University of Bridgeport. He has been teaching art history at NCC since 1992.

bglaser@norwalk.edu

Mark P. Goodwin, A.I.A., Adjunct Professor, Architectural Engineering Technology and Interior Design, Norwalk Community CollegeMark P. Goodwin, A.I.A.
Adjunct Professor, Architectural
Engineering Technology and Interior Design
B.S., B.Arch., The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Mark Goodwin is a practicing architect with seventeen years experience in the architecture profession. He works with Beinfield Architecture PC, a twelve person architecture firm in South Norwalk, CT. He has worked on a wide range of local architecture, interior design and construction projects including single-family residential homes, small commercial buildings, and retail and restaurant interiors. Mark has been teaching at NCC since 2003.

mgoodwin@norwalk.edu

Pamela Gordon Adjunct Professor, Art Appreciation, Norwalk Community CollegePamela Gordon
Adjunct Professor, Art Appreciation
B.A., Dartmouth College

Pamela Gordon is a writer and editor specializing in college textbooks in the arts and humanities. After working for a number of years as an editor for McGraw-Hill and subsequently as an executive editor for Pearson, Pam opened her own freelance editorial business. Pam is currently writing an art appreciation textbook. She holds a degree in art history from Dartmouth College and has taught at NCC since 2009.

pgordon@norwalk.edu

Richelle Hodza Adjunct Professor, Art History, Norwalk Community CollegeRichelle Hodza
Adjunct Professor, Art History
B.A., Purchase College, State University of New York
M.F.A., Western Connecticut State University in progress

Richelle Hodza began her career in fine art by studying life portraiture at the Art Students League of New York. After studying at NCC, and transferring to the School of Art+Design at Purchase College, State University of New York, she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in art history. Ms. Hodza’s equal passions for art practice and art theory and criticism led her to seek a master of fine arts degree. At Western Connecticut State University, her focus is the crafting of art-critical and historiographic essays.

rhodza@norwalk.edu

Cara Kacin Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design, Norwalk Community CollegeCara Kacin
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
B.F.A., University of Connecticut

Cara Kacin is a graphic design professional with 20 years experience in the print and interactive design industry. She has been teaching a variety of design and software classes for the past 10 years at local institutions of higher education.

Lori Lohstoeter Adjunct Professor, Studio Art, Norwalk Community CollegeLori Lohstoeter
Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts
B.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock
B.F.A., Art Center College of Design, CA

Lori Lohstoeter is a graphic artist, educator, and painter. She has a strong traditional arts background. She started her career as a commercial Illustrator, represented in New York. She is best known for her children’s book titles, and PBS animated videos. Many of her projects have won considerable recognition, including the New York Times Best Sellers List for children’s picture books/Beatrice’s Goat. She teaches foundation drawing at the college and drawblog.org lives and works in Norwalk. Her studio is with Firing Circuits Studios at 1 Muller Ave. loriloh.com. Lori has been an instructor at the college since 2010. 

llohstoeter@norwalk.edu

Karen Fecenko-Lyon Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design, Norwalk Community CollegeKaren Fecenko-Lyon
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
B.F.A., Parsons School of Design
M.A., Fairfield University

Karen Lyon has been working in the graphic design field for 25+ years. Her career has spanned from editorial graphics and art direction with Golf Digest/The New York Times to corporate graphics and management with GE Capital. She is now principal of Beauregard and Partners, LLC.

Karen has taught a variety of design and software classes at several local institutions of higher learning beginning at NCC from 1983 to 1990, returning in 2004.

Charles McGill Adjunct Professor, Painting and Drawing, Norwalk Community CollegeCharles McGill
Adjunct Professor, Painting and Drawing
B.F.A., School of Visual Arts
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Charles McGill is a working artist who has spent the last 20 plus years making and exhibiting his work professionally. His art work has been reviewed in the The New York Times and Art in America and appears in several private and public collections. Charles is also a published illustrator. As an eclectic and versatile artist, his work runs the gamut from painting and drawing to performance-based media and sculpture.

Larry Morelli Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts, Norwalk Community CollegeLarry Morelli
Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts                            
B.A., Art Practice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Certificate in Illlustration, Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Larry Morelli is a practicing painter, who has a studio at Erector Square in New Haven, and belongs to Kehler-Liddell Gallery in Westville. As an adjunct Instructor at Norwalk Community College he teaches Drawing I and Figure Drawing.

Gerard O’Brien Adjunct Professor, Digital Imaging, Norwalk Community CollegeGerard O’Brien
Adjunct Professor, Digital Imaging
B.A., State University of New York

Gerard O’Brien has been digitally editing photographs since the creation of Photoshop in 1990. He has taught computer and design courses at both Paier College of Art and The Silvermine School of Art for over 15 years and works as a freelance retoucher.

Mari Ogihara Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts, Norwalk Community CollegeMari Ogihara
Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts
B.F.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.F.A., Tyler School of Art

Mari Ogihara is a ceramic sculptor based out of Port Chester. Her work explores ornamentation and embellishment as practiced in fashion and architecture from various cultures. Ogihara has studied ceramics in Kyoto, Japan and Gujarat, India and most recently a ceramic residency in Vallauris, France. Her sensual, snake-like porcelain sculptures are inspired by her travels. The repetition, meticulous detail, and ritualistic approach in decorating the surface are demonstrated on Ogihara’s sculptural forms. Most recently her show “Veiled Ornaments” was exhibited at the Hammond Museum in North Salem, New York.

Ken Scaglia Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design, Norwalk Community CollegeKen Scaglia
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
A.A.S., Purdue University
B.A., Purdue University
M.F.A., Yale University

Ken Scaglia has been working in graphic design since 1984, specializing in book design since 1990. He also maintains a painting studio in Weston. kenscagliastudios.com. Ken taught graphic design at the college from 1991 to 1995, returning in 2008.

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