Professor Michael Nyklewicz

Associate Professor
Art Department
Obal Hall 306
Phone: 201.355.1437

Positions Held
  • Felician College, Adjunct Instructor to Associate Professor of Art
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, Adjunct Instructor
  • Bergen Community College, Adjunct Instructor
Academic Accomplishments
  • MA New York University
  • BA Boston College

For the past 19 years, Melissa has been making books and comics. Cosmic Comics, Forbidden Planet, Jim Hanley’s Universe, and Midtown Comics in New York City have carried her work. Her books are also part of the permanent collections in the Rare Books Collection at the Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ, the Special Collections Library, Penn State University, Abington, PA, the Visual Arts Library, SVA, New York, NY and in Sallie Bingham Center Women’s Zine Collections, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

Many of the processes I employ are older photographic techniques that are often reworked via the computer. I’ve been working in this way not only to see where these things fit in today’s digital world, but also to see what’s been lost and what we’re giving up for the sake of technology. Photography, and art in general, is decidedly at a crossroads, but I refuse to choose a path; I’d rather see what happens here, at the intersection.

Courses Taught at Felician University
  • Photography I
  • Photography II
  • Color and Digital Photography
  • History of Photography
  • New Media History
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Women in Art
  • Film Video Art
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Advanced Web Design
  • Junior Seminar
  • Senior Seminar
  • Freshman Year Experience
  • The Illustrated Travel Journal (Study Abroad)
  • International Visual Studies: Book Design (Study Abroad)
  • International Visual Studies: Photography (Study Abroad)
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • Computer Graphics: Imaging
  • Computer Graphics: Layout