Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies
248 N. Third St., Room 115
(610) 330-5244

Other Titles

  • Acting Chair 2022

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico

FAMS courses:
FAMS 101:                    Introduction to Film and Media Studies
FAMS 120:                    Filmmakers–Martin Scorsese
FAMS 120:                    Filmmakers–Alfred Hitchcock
FAMS 201:                    Making Media 1 – (now) FAMS 202: Integrated Practice II
FAMS 220:                    Poetics and Politics of Film
FAMS 260:                    Film Genres
FAMS 301:                    Making Media 3: Short Narrative Film
FAMS 302:                    Integrated Practice III—Short Fiction
FAMS 350:                    Seminar–Death on Screen
FAMS 362:                    American Cinema of the 1970s
FAMS 363/EVST 363: Green Screen – Film and Environment
FAMS 420:                    Capstone in Film and Media Studies
FAMS 421:                    Capstone Practicum
DOC 150:                      Introduction to Documentary Storymaking
DOC 370:                      Capstone in Documentary Storymaking

Teaching interests: American cinema; Documentary filmmaking; international cinemas: the history of photography; environmental studies

Research interests: American cinema and media; Documentary filmmaking; international cinemas: the history of photography; environmental studies

Selected publications:
Published works include essays on Nathaniel Hawthorne early photography, John Steinbeck and chaos theory, and Native American fiction and survivance. Documentary work include films on graphic artist Art Spiegelman and 9/11, food production, dance, and immigration. Films in progress on diabetes and the loss of the senses, and a sensational 1930s murder trial and current-day gendered burial practices.