Richard Purcell


Richard Purcell is an Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. His writing and research is focused on the intersection of race, culture and media with a particular focus on contemporary black popular craft. Richard has a passion for public education and curriculum writing. He has been the director of Arts Greenhouse since 2017.

Shun-Sho Carmack

Program Coordinator

Shun-Sho Carmack has worked in youth programming for over a decade. She has degrees in Journalism & Mass Communication, Fine Arts, and Library & Information Science. Shun-Sho has a passion for public access to information and program design. She joined the Arts Greenhouse in 2019.

Julie Albright

Creative Writing Instructor ~ Fall 2019

Julie Albright is the owner and director of The Writing Studio, where she provides tutoring, editing services, and creative writing summer camps. Julie graduated from CMU with degrees in Creative Writing and French and has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught workshops at many schools and cultural institutions throughout Pittsburgh and has written stories and essays for a variety of publications.


Nina Barbuto

Maggie Hannan

Ayana Ledford

Lauren Shapiro

Shayne Stromberg

Emeritus Board

Carla Larocca

Natalie Ozeas

Judith Schachter

Riccardo Schultz