Carnegie Mellon University

The Team

Arts Greenhouse is comprised of its leadership team, advisory board, partner sites, and funders. Through our interconnectivity and partnering work, we seek to mirror what we advocate for with our students -- the ability to collaborate on projects that impact our communities.

If you are interested in joining the Advisory Board, please contact Arts Greenhouse Director Richard Purcell at

If you are interested in becoming part of the team in another capacity, please contact Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives and Community Development Shun-Sho Carmack at


Faculty and Staff

Richard Purcell
Director of Arts Greenhouse and Associate Professor of English
Nick Ryan
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Shun-Sho Carmack
Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives and Community Development

Emma Fries
Head Instructor of Arts Greenhouse

Marlon Fullenwider
Teaching Artist

This Could Be YOU
Social Media Intern

Advisory Board

Nina Barbuto

Nina Barbuto

Maggie Hannen

Maggie Hannen

Ayana Ledford

Ayana Ledford

Kai Roberts



Judith Schachter

Lauren Shapiro

Shayne Stromberg

Partner Sites

Schiller STEAM Academy 6-8th
Pittsburgh Public School District
Manchester Academic Charter School
Middle School
Northgate School District
Avalon Elementary
Bellevue Elementary
Northgate Middle School
Homewood Children's Village

Past Partners

Center that CARES
Community Day School