Department Chair

  • Denise Massman, MFA
    Associate Professor of Creative Arts
    Foy Hall 305
    (518) 786-5054

Paul Ricciardi, MFA, Assistant Professor of Creative Arts (Theatre)



Paul Ricciardi, MFA, Assistant Professor of Creative Arts (Theatre)
304 Foy Hall


MFA, Acting, Trinity Repertory Company


Paul Ricciardi currently teaches Acting and Voice and Movement at Siena College; he also serves as the resident voice, speech and dialect coach for Siena's Theater Program. As an actor and award winning solo performer, Paul has worked extensively throughout New York City and regionally. Recent theater credits include a revival of his award winning solo show, MOVING VEHICLES, at the legendary Club Helsinki; HAMLET at Saratoga Shakespeare Company, LOVE SONG at Chester Theater Company, The New Play Festival at Proctor's Theatre, and TAKE ME OUT at Boston's Speakeasy Stage (IRNE Award, best ensemble). As a voice and text coach, Paul has worked at theaters, colleges and universities throughout the Capital Region. In 2012, Paul will earn his Teacher Designation (certification) in Kristin Linklater's approach to teaching voice.  In 2011, Paul's article "I Want to Do That" which studied the value of mentoring within the voice and speech community, was published in THE VOICE AND SPEECH REVIEW.  Paul is Co-Vice Chair for Region I of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival; he is also a recipient of the 2009 Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Award.