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Meet the Faculty

Personal Enrichment Courses: Noncredit Instructors

  • Rafael Ferrer

    Rafael Ferrer ( has been a professional voiceover actor for almost 30 years. His voice is one of the most identifiable and requested in the entertainment industry. His voiceover credits include more than 1,000 national commercials, and he has voiced network promos for every major television broadcast and cable network and movie trailers for every Hollywood studio. He is the voice of Pencil in HBO’s Little Curious cartoon series, Stavros in FX’s Archer series, and Darth Malak for the popular video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Ferrer works on both coasts and currently resides in Connecticut.

  • Linda Gelman is a producer and founding member of Chicago City Limits. In addition to being an improvisor, she has worked as an actress, singer, and dancer in plays, musicals, cabaret shows, and on TV. Linda teaches improvisation at schools, colleges, performing arts institutions, and corporations. She is a part-time lecturer in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and a co-instructor in the summer Precollege Acting Intensive and Acting for the Camera Boot Camp programs at Purchase College.

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  • Charlie SmithCharlie Smith is a sculptor who uses a variety of media to investigate structured space and the built world. He has exhibited at galleries and institutions in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Buenos Aires, Providence, and Arkansas. He earned his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2010 and his MFA from Bard College in 2016. He currently lives and works in Hudson, NY.

  • Doug Watters focuses on designing and building custom furniture, wood sculpture, and woodturning. He enjoys the surprise of natural wood’s beauty when a board is split open to build furniture or a fallen tree is turned on the lathe. His work emphasizes exposing the character and color in the wood, including interesting cracks, bark, “curled” grain, burl, and other natural features. He has worked for Robert Martin Designs and as a teaching assistant for Wendy Maruyama, Brian Newell, Mark Gardner, and several other contemporary furniture-making masters.