– 2020-2021 Radically Relevant New Faculty Members

Prince Charles Alexander

Professor of the Practice
Music

A multiple Grammy Award winner, with more than 40 Platinum and Gold certifications, Prince Charles has served as producer and engineer for Aretha Franklin, Sting, Mary J. Blige, Boyz II Men and many others.


Rahul Bhargava

Assistant Professor
Journalism and Art + Design

Rahul is a designer and researcher with data storytelling and technology design and has collaborated with a wide range of groups, from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil to the World Food Program.


Samantha Gorman

Assistant Professor
Art + Design

Samantha’s award-winning art and games studio, Tender Claws, developed a game that was recently selected as a finalist for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media.


Katherine Haenschen

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies

A researcher examining the effect of digital communications on voter turnout, Katherine’s work has been covered by the Washington Post, Reuters, Pacific Standard, and Texas Standard.


Kate Kennen

Associate Teaching Professor
Architecture

Kate’s recent book, PHYTO: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design, received a national ASLA honor award and was named one of the top 10 new landscape books.


Jonothan Lewis

Assistant Teaching Professor
Communication Studies

The creator of the website Sports Media Watch, Jonothan focuses on ratings, rights deals and the latest personnel moves in the sports industry.


Maider Llaguno-Munitxa

Assistant Professor
Architecture

A co-founder of AZPML, an architecture and urban design firm, Maider’s work was recently awarded the 2019 Land Der Ideen_Beyond Bauhaus Prototyping the Future Award.


Melinda Lopez

Professor of the Practice
Theatre

A Playwright-in-Residence at the Huntington Theatre Company, Melinda was the 2019 recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Achievement for her 20-year career.


Laura Perovich

Assistant Professor
Art + Design

Laura’s research and work on data visualizations for communities facing environmental justice challenges has been shown in Gallery 344, the MIT Wiesner Gallery and multiple public art installations.


Alexandra To

Assistant Professor
Art + Design

An award-winning game designer and critical race scholar, Alexandra was an organizer of the Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit who works in the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Game Design, and Racial Justice.