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Our faculty believe strongly in direct interaction with students, and many of our students develop lasting relationships with faculty that continue well beyond the four years spent at the college. This close link between students and faculty is one of the distinct advantages of an education at a small, liberal arts college like Saint Anselm.

Kimberly Asbury

Kimberly Kersey Asbury, M.F.A.
M.F.A. Boston University, College of Fine Arts. Painting

My interests as an artist range from observational drawing and painting to mixed media, artist books, installation, photography, and printmaking. I teach what I love and encourage students to study a breadth of media. My courses feature service-learning and community engagement, allowing students to hone professional skills while helping local organizations.

Rachelle Beaudoin

Rachelle Beaudoin, M.F.A. (adjunct)
M.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design. Digital + Media

As an artist, I use video, performance, and photography to explore diverse topics including fashion, internet culture, feminine iconography, and popular media. I use software such as Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro to produce images and videos that express my ideas, invite questions, and demonstrate my own experience.

Kate Bentz

Katherine M. Bentz, Ph.D.
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University. Art History

My love for teaching and research is fueled by my passion for the study of art of all periods of history, but especially the art and architecture of Renaissance Italy, my area of expertise. My research focuses on Rome during the 16th-17th centuries.

Prof. Meagan Bogonovich

Megan Bogonovich, M.F.A.
M.F.A. University of Montana. Ceramics

I like to tell intimate stories with my clay sculptures.  I like to feel like I am sharing a quiet and detailed secret, one that you want to lean in and listen to.

Luke Buffenmyer

Luke Buffenmyer, M.F.A. (adjunct)
M.F.A. Syracuse University, School of Visual and Performing Arts

I work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, digital imaging, and design. I work concurrently on multiple projects regularly combining various media. My images are often allegorical and combine elements of figurative representation and intuitive mark making, addressing issues of politics, society, language, and the history of art.

Prof. Katherine Hoffman

Katherine Hoffman, Ph.D., (chair)
Ph.D. New York University. Art History.

My specialty is Modern art history, primarily art of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the history of photography and film. I am interested in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural connections, and the role of art in cultural diplomacy. I have a background in photography and painting, and have had published and exhibited my work.

Rebecca Jeffreys, M.M.

Rebecca Jeffreys, M.M.
M.M., Catholic University, Flute Performance

I am a flutist who specializes in both solo and ensemble settings. In my studio, I teach the fundamentals necessary to attain a high degree of artistry in any musical style. I seek to empower my students to reach for their musical dreams and share their talent.

Prof. Francis Kayali

Francis Kayali, D.M.A.
D.M.A. University of Southern California. Composition.

I am a Franco-American composer with a catalog of compositions that includes vocal works, chamber music, music for wind band, chamber orchestra, symphony orchestra, as well as electro-acoustic works.

Fr. Iain MacLellan, O.S.B.

Fr. Iain MacLellan, O.S.B. (adjunct)
M.F.A. Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy. Painting

I am the director of the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College. I also teach courses in drawing, portraiture and Renaissance techniques.

Prof. Landis Magnuson

Landis Magnuson, Ph.D.
Ph.D. University of Illinois

I specialize in theatre direction, acting for the stage, and American theatre history. I have served as the director of the Anselmian Abbey Players since fall of 1988.

Prof. Sean Parr

Sean Parr, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Columbia University

As someone who feels extremely fortunate to have a life in music, I want to invigorate students' passion for music. In addition to teaching music history from the Middle Ages to the present, I teach courses covering a variety of genres such as classical music, American music, musical theater, and rock and roll. My specialty is opera.

Prof. Elsa Voelcker

Elsa Voelcker, M.F.A. (adjunct)
M.F.A. Visual Studies Workshop

I am an artist working in black and white photography using film and gelatin silver papers, to take portraits.  I shoot nature digitally and sell images as cards or large prints. I am most interested in conveying to students the fun of expressing and exploring one's identity through the choices one makes when photographing.

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Fr. Bede Camera, O.S.B.
Director, Saint Anselm College Choir

Faculty Assistant
Donna Hume
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