Faculty and Staff

Full-time Faculty

Seth Goodman

Associate Professor of Art, Department Chair

Seth Goodman teaches painting, drawing, 2-D design and color theory. He received his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his M.F.A. from Towson University. Goodman's paintings explore different avenues of American social critique by examining social class disparities, general social injustice and human folly. Goodman exhibits his paintings, drawings and mixed-media work internationally.
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Setareh Ghoreishi

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Setareh Ghoreishi teaches Digital Art, Graphic Design, Interactive Multimedia and Web Design. She received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Art in Tehran, Iran; an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Florida Atlantic University; and a second M.F.A in Art & Technology from University of Florida. In her work, she investigates cultural disparities, most specifically between the United States and Iran. Through the lens of her own experience, she examines each country's cultural and social issues.
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Amy Golahny

Professor of Art History

Amy Golahny specializes in Renaissance to current art, and has published three books and over 40 articles. Most of these are on Rembrandt and Dutch art, and several concern art in Williamsport. She earned degrees from Brandeis University (B.A.), Williams College - Clark Art Institute (M.A.) and Columbia University (Ph.D). She is a Fulbright Specialist, and the past president of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, an international organization that promotes Dutch and Flemish art.
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Andreas Rentsch

Assistant Professor of Art

Andreas Rentsch teaches photography. He received his B.F.A. from Les Ecoles d’Arts Appliqués in Vevey, Switzerland and his M.F.A. in Studio Art from Stony Brook University. Having grown up on a prison compound where his father was the warden, Andreas’ work is an ongoing exploration of the connection of fate, geography, and politics in the direction of justice. His work is in many museum collections and has been exhibited all over the world. He is a recipient of two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and had a portfolio published by Aperture.
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Howard Tran

Professor of Art

Howard Tran teaches sculpture, figure modeling, installation art and drawing. He received his B.F.A. from the Academy of Art University and his M.F.A. from Boston University. His work deals with issues of identity and culture. Tran exhibits his sculpture and 2-D work internationally.
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Part-time Faculty

David Burke

Instructor of Art, Photography

David Burke teaches 35mm, medium format and large format film photography, studio lighting and alternative processes. Since graduating from Lycoming College, David Burke has worked in commercial photography with an emphasis in healthcare. His traditionally produced large format black and white photographs have received awards locally and regionally. He has taught black and white photography at the college level for 20 years.

Lynn Estomin

Professor of Art Emeritus

Lynn Estomin taught graphic design, web design, photography, animation and interactive media for 24 years and currently working with the art department to enhance internship opportunities and gallery visibility. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Cincinnati/College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning. Estomin creates art about gender, social issues and the environment. Her award-winning documentaries have been screened at film festivals internationally and broadcast nationally on PBS. Her websites and interactive art have won awards from Adobe, the Webby Awards, Site of the Day and Canadian Web Association.
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Jeremiah Johnson

Lecturer in Art, Printmaking and Drawing

Jeremiah Johnson teaches the full range of printmaking. He also curates student art exhibitions on campus, at the president's home and at a variety of downtown businesses.Jeremiah received his B.F.A. in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University and his M.F.A. in print, paper and book arts from Syracuse University. Jeremiah's work deals with regional culture, folklore and survival. He exhibits his print, painting, drawing and installation work nationally.
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Katherine Sterngold

Instructor of Art, Ceramics

Kathy Sterngold teaches ceramic arts. After earning arts degrees from Kutztown and Alfred University, she joined The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, a leading center for ceramics. A few years later, she returned to Muncy to set up her own art studio. She also taught art at Muncy High School and pottery workshops at Bucknell. Kathy creates a diverse blend of functional pottery and contemporary clay art. Her works range from large abstract sculptures to jack-o'-lanterns. In 2014, two of her pots were chosen for the Visions in Clay exhibition in Stockton, California, named by "Ceramics Monthly" as one of the top five ceramic art shows in the nation.
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Andrea McDonough Varner

Adjunct Faculty, Art Education

Andrea McDonough Varner teaches art education at Lycoming as well as 2-D visual arts at the Williamsport Area High School. Andrea is the K-12 art department coordinator for the Williamsport school district. She received her B.A. from Lycoming College, M.A.Ed. from Mansfield University, and holds a Pennsylvania certificate in supervision of curriculum and instruction. McDonough Varner's current work explores issues of feminism and environment, largely influenced by her family and sustainable lifestyle. She has been awarded several grants to extend visual learning experiences for area students and community members, primarily through the production of public art works.
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Rose DiRocco-Hodges

Gallery Director & Administrative Assistant

Rose DiRocco is the Art Department Administrative Assistant and the Art Gallery Director. Rose is responsible for managing seven-eight shows in the Lycoming College Art Gallery per academic year.