This semester will host new and returning faculty across programs. Our VCFA faculty are entrepreneurs, business owners, activists, Lambda Award winners, National Book Award nominees, Critics Choice Award nominees, working and touring artists, and more. The 2024 summer-fall faculty, except for residency-only faculty, will be paired with current students at the residency and mentor their advising cohort for the next six months.

Click the links below to learn more about our celebrated faculty, and keep up with VCFA’s social media July 13-21 for highlights of our upcoming summer residency.

Marya Cohn

Damon Davis

Daphne McWiliams

Annie Howell

Emilie Upczak


James Chae

Natalia Ilyin

David Peacock


Ziddi Msangi

Lorena Howard-Sheridan

Ramón Tejada 

Anne West (Thesis Instructor)


Rick Baitz

Don DiNicola

Michael Early

Andy Jaffe

Carla Kihlstedt

John Mallia 

Lisa Mezzacappa

Roger Zahab

Trudy Chan (Residency Faculty)

Rob Frankenberry (Residency Faculty)

Frank J. Oteri (Residency Faculty)

Michael Minelli

Eshrat Erfanian

Mario Ontiveros (Visiting Faculty)

Humberto Ramirez

Marie Shurkus (Visiting Faculty)


Adam McOmber

Miciah Bay Gault

Philip Metres

Richard Jackson

Samuel Kọ́láwọlé

Ellen Lesser

Bret Lott

Robin MacArthur

Patrick Madden

Natasha Sajé (Available for post-graduate students only)

Fernando Flores (Available for post-graduate students only)

Wanjikū Wa Ngūgī

Betsy Sholl

Sue William Silverman

Hasanthika Sirisena

Leslie Ullman

Clifford Thompson

Chachi Hauser

David Wojahn (Available for post-graduate students only)

Barbara Hurd (Available for post-graduate students only)

Nance Van Winckel (Available for post-graduate students only)

An Na

Sheela Chari

Evan Griffith

Erica Perl

Sara Ryan

Alex Sanchez

Laura Shovan

Linda Urban

K.A. Holt

Veera Hiranandani

Corey Ann Haydu

Anna-Marie McLemore

Matt Phelan

Anica Mrose Rissi

Mary Quattlebaum