Dr. Anthony Nicoli is an artist, Senior Professor, and Coordinator of Fine Arts, teaching at Union County College since 1974. Additionally, since 1987, he has served as a Guest Professor at the Academy of Art and Design, in Beijing, China, and as an Advisory Professor at East China Normal University, in Shanghai. Besides pursuing his lifelong commitments to learning and creating art, Nicoli has dedicated himself to being a teacher and inspirational mentor to an innumerable number of students. A significant component of his life mission is devoted to helping individuals realize their creative potential and successfully achieve their academic and vocational goals. His service to the College has been wide-ranging including his participation on many committees, in curriculum development, studio laboratory oversight, and serving as the Director of the Tomasulo Art Gallery for over twenty years. Professor Nicoli has a B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.F.A. from Rutgers University.