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CITA Program Director

Bill Manaris

Bill Manaris
Computer Science, CITA Program Director

Bill Manaris is a computer science educator, researcher, and musician. He is Professor of Computer Science, and Director of the Computing in the Arts program. His interests include human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and the intersection of computing and the arts. He explores interaction design and modeling of human aesthetics and creativity via statistical, connectionist, and evolutionary techniques. He designs systems for computer-aided analysis, composition, and performance in music and art.

CITA Faculty

William Bares

William Bares
Computer Science

Assistant Professor, William Bares received his PhD in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. His research interests include: Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, and Intelligent User Interfaces.
Charlie Calvert Charlie Calvert

Theatre (Area Director)

Assistant Professor Charlie Calvert teaches Scene Design, Drafting, Rendering and Scene Painting. He has recently designed The Love of the Nightingale and Letters to Sala for the College.  He also mentors student designers on productions for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Charlie, a member of United Scenic Artists, has designed scenery professionally for many theatre companies in New York City and across the country.
Jarod Charzewski

Jarod Charzewski
StudioArt (Area Director)

Professor Charzewski's art examines landscapes and people, man-made structures among nature, the sometimes static, often fluid designs that rise from dual environments. He harnesses childhood sensibilities: sights and smells, sounds, memories, feelings of rural surroundings and urban streets. He fuels his art with visuals of seasons, Prairie landscapes and recreate aesthetics that investigate mankind's evolving influence. Artistically he tries to capture the essence of mist in the Carmanah Valley rainforest, the dust of Alberta's Badlands, and in turn release an ephemeral sensation of site-specific experiences.
Anthony LeClerc Anthony Leclerc
Computer Science
Dr. Leclerc is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Computer Science Department at the College of Charleston. He enjoys and often teaches the Computer Graphics course, CSCI 480.   Dr. Leclerc has worked on reliable collision detection of dynamic time-changing three-dimensional shapes.  He has also worked on scientific visualization of interesting algorithms such as Interval Newton's Method and Branch-and-Bound Global Optimization Algorithms.
Marian Mazzone

Marian Mazzone
Art History (Area Director)

Professor Mazzone teaches classes in Research and Methods in Art History, 20th Century European Art, as well as several Special Topics courses. These special topics offerings encompass her broad appreciation of the creative experience and cover Eastern European Contemporary Art and Gender Issues in Contemporary art. Mazzone is a distinguished artistic scholar, with her work published in several art journals both here and abroad.
Renee McCauley

Renee McCauley
Computer Science

Renee McCauley is a Professor of computer science at the College of Charleston. She is currently director of the M.S. program in Computer and Information Sciences and Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education. Her scholarly activities revolve around computer science education, and include teaching, curriculum development and collaborative education-based research. Her research is focused on the cognitive development of novice programmers.
Christine Moore

Christine Moore
Computer Science

Christine Moore is a Senior Instructor at the College of Charleston, with an emphasis in information technology. With over 15 years of service, her enthusiasm for teaching is still unlimited. As an extension of her additional role as Director of S.C. Alliance for Minority Participation, she is an advocate for STEM education seeking to elevate students interest in the sciences from an early age. When not teaching, Christine meshes the roles of a hobbyist and an entrepreneur by engaging in front-end web development and graphic design.
Brent Munsell

Brent Munsell
Computer Science

Brent Munsell is an Assistant Professor of computer science at the College of Charleston.  Brent Recieved a PhD in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and his reserach interests are in medical image analysis, machine learning, and computer vision.  He enjoys teaching courses in comptuer graphics and visualization, algorithms and data structures, and signal and imagning processing.  Brent has been a reviewer for several journals such as IEEE Transactions on image Processing, IEEE transactions on Medical Imaging, Medical Image Analysis, Computertized Medical Imaging and Graphics, and Pattern Recognition Letters.  When Brent is not teaching, or doing research, he enjoys spending tie with his wife and two daugthers, Abbylee and Madelyn June.  
Aspen Olmsted

Aspen Olmsted
Computer Science

Instructor, Aspen Olmsted recieved a PHD in computer science at University of South Carolina. His research work is in cross domain web service transaction correctness with Dr. Csilla Farkas. He is a member of the Center for Information Assurance Engineering at USC. 
Roxann Stalvey

Roxann Stalvey
Computer Science

Professor Stalvey is a Senior Instructor at the College with a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina.  Professor Stalvey is currently a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina in Computer Science.  
Blake Stevens

Blake Stevens
Music

Blake Stevens is Assistant Professor of Music History at the College of Charleston. His research and teaching interests include the history of opera and music aesthetics, with a focus on the tragédie en musique from Jean-Baptiste Lully to Jean-Philippe Rameau. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Music History from Stanford University, writing a dissertation on the tradition of the monologue in classical French tragedy and opera.
Yiorgos Vassilandonakis

Yiorgos Vassilandonakis
Music (Area Director)

A dedicated educator, Assistant Professor Dr. Vassilandonakis has taught Composition and Music Theory at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Virginia, as well as electronic music at the Centre de Création Musicale, Iannis Xenakis, in Paris, before joining the faculty at the College of Charleston in 2010. He has penned essays and interviews published in the Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), and the College Reference Dictionary Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century (Salem Press), and has held composing residencies at Yaddo and at Cité Internationale Des Arts.