Interior Design Faculty

Bonnie Cox

Interior Design Instructor

Benita Cullinan

Interior Design Instructor

Matthew Dodd

Director of Career Services

Matthew is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University specializing in 19th century French painting. While working on his M.A. he developed an original course examining the interconnected history of music and art from the Greeks to the 20th century. He also studied studio arts and architectural history while earning his undergraduate degree at Cleveland State University. Professionally, Matthew has presented papers on such topics as the significance of Wagnerian opera on post-impressionism and Robert Arneson’s Jackson Pollock inspired ceramic works. Matthew also has over 10 years of experience in high-end picture framing and installation, designing original frames for works by Picasso, Rauschenberg and Sol Lewitt. Matthew teaches History of Art, Costume, and Architectural Interiors as well as Art Fundamentals and Color Theory.

Patty Flauto

Fashion Merchandising and Graphic Design Instructor

Ms. Flauto holds a Master in Fine Arts and is a practicing fine artist.  Her paintings are mixed media and are displayed in several art galleries around town.  She specializes in color theory, basic design and layout and art fundamentals.  She focuses her work on consumer product development and creativity training.  Some of her clients include American Greetings, Progressive Insurance, Rubbermaid, Medical Mutual and Corning.

Alex Hosack

Interior Design Instructor

Amanda Leininger

Interior Design Instructor

Lonny Levenson

Interior Design Instructor

Cristina McCarthy

Interior Design Department Chair

Ms. McCarthy holds a Master degree in Urban Planning and Design as well as a Bachelors of Architecture. While pursuing her studies, Ms. McCarthy focused on many interior details and design. She has worked for architecture firms in the USA and in Brazil. She is the present Interior Design Department Chair at VMCAD where she has been teaching since 1990. She also works as an independent designer and space planner. Mrs. McCarthy has been actively involved on the board of directors for ASID OH North Chapter and was the President from 2012 to 2013.

Kathy Presciano

Interior Design Instructor

Berj Shakarian

Interior Design Instructor