We guide and support students as they develop their creative thinking skills and sharpen in their craft while building an impressive portfolio of work. We work with a growing group of top industry professionals to give students a range of voices and experiences from which they can learn and grow.


Mark Barry

Director of Minerva and
Assistant Professor of Advertising

Barry has been the Director of Minerva since 2017 and holds an MFA in painting from The University of Alabama. Before teaching, he logged 16+ years of industry experience. He was an Art Director for J. Walter Thompson, cofounded, ran, and sold a successful online art magazine, Artkrush, and building his own small agency, Subata Corp. His client list includes Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, Nestlé, the NBA, American Express, and others.

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MK Holladay &
Emeline Earman

Creative Team
Translation, NY

Blake Morris

Senior Copywriter
Droga5, NY

Larissa Magera

Senior Copywriter
Grey, NY

Ford Wiles

Creative Director
Freelance, BHM

Mark Ervin

CMO
Versus, BHM