Polly Geller

Humanities and Sciences


Ms Geller grew up in Rome, Italy, the daughter of two expatriate artists. She is a published poet and literary translator, and has taught English to foreign students of all ages since 1993. Her keen understanding of learning another language and the perseverance it takes is what she believes makes us better writers; as artists observe the world, as consummate outsiders. She has been teaching undergraduates and graduates at Art Center since 2015 and is the recipient of a Samsung Teaching Advancement Award. 

Her sister, Hillary Geller, was a Graphic Design/Packaging major at ACCD and is Design Director at StudioLab in Chicago.


  • Writing Studio: Intensive
  • Italian Basic