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Faculty

Ron Becker
Ron Becker (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 2004) is an Associate Professor of Communication. His research interests include television studies, cultural theory, LGBT studies/queer theory, and media history.
José Domínguez Búrdalo
José Domínguez Búrdalo (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2002) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He teaches courses on contemporary Spanish literature and film and is currently working on a study about the cinema of Julio Médem.
Bruce E. Drushel
Bruce E. Drushel (Ph.D., Ohio University, 1991) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in audience analysis, media policy, and media management.
Stefanie Dunning
Stefanie Dunning (Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2001) is an Associate Professor of English. Her teaching and research interests include African American literature and film and visual culture.
Paula Gândara
Paula Gândara (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2003) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her areas of specialization include Lusophone (Brazilian, African, Portuguese) literatures, cultures, and languages.
Mila Ganeva
Mila Ganeva (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000) is an Associate Professor in the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages. Her teaching interests include film history and contemporary German film. Her research interests include Berlin in film and literature.
Kathleen German
Kathleen German (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1976) is a Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research interests include the rhetorical theory /criticism and documentary film.
Kerry Hegarty
Kerry Hegarty (Ph.D., Emory University, 2006) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her areas of specialization include Latin American film and theatre.
John Heyda
John Heyda (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1979) is an Associate Professor of English. His teaching interests include composition and film studies.
Elisabeth Hodges
Elisabeth Hodges (Ph.D. Harvard University, 2002) is an Associate Professor of French. Her fields of study include French cinema and visual culture.
Nalin Jayasena
Nalin Jayasena (Ph.D., University of California, 2003) is an Associate Professor of English. His teaching interests include colonial and postcolonial literatures of South Asia and his research interests include British literature.
Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1996) is a Professor of English. Her teaching interests include film theory and her research interests include American drama and feminist film theory.
Paul B. Larson
Paul B. Larson (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is an Associate Professor of Mathematics.
Jennifer Malkowski
Jennifer Malkowski (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. She specializes in new media (particularly internet video and video games), documentary film, and gender & sexuality in media.
Pete Martin
Pete Martin (M.A., New York University, 1975) is a Retired/Emeritus Senior Instructor in the Department of English. His interests include literature and film, alternative traditions in film, and the art film.
Sante Matteo
Sante Matteo (Ph.D., John Hopkins University, 1983) is a Professor of Italian. His fields of study include literary theory and cinema.
Elaine Miller
Elaine Miller (Ph.D., DePaul University) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy. Her interests include existentialism and feminist theory.
Steve Norris
Steve Norris (Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2002) is an Associate Professor of History. His teaching and research interests include visual history and one of his current book projects is Blockbuster History: Post-Soviet Films and the Uses of the Past.
Noriko Reider
Noriko Reider (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is a Professor in the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages. Her teaching and research interests include Japanese film.
Peter Rose
Peter Rose (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1967) is a Professor of Classics. He is the author of more than 20 articles on classical literature, literary theory, and film.
David Schloss
David Schloss (MFA, University of Iowa, 1967) is a Professor of English. His teaching interests include the history and aesthetics of film.
Ronald Scott
Ronald Scott (Ph.D., University of Utah, 1984) is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication. Research interests include visual communication, as well as film and television criticism.
Liang Shi
Liang Shi (Ph.D.,University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1996) is an Associate Professor in the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages. His teaching interests include film and his research interests include Chinese cinema.
David Sholle
David Sholle (Ph.D., Ohio University, 1986) is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication. His teaching and research interests include media production and documentary criticism and production.
Kay Sloan
Kay Sloan (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1984) is a Professor of English. Her teaching and research interests include women and film/cinema.
Pepper Stetler
Pepper Stetler (Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2009) is an Assistant Professor in the Art Department. Her research areas include the history of photography, film, and European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Jonathan Strauss
Jonathan Strauss (Ph.D., Yale University, 1993) is a Professor in and Chair of the Department of French and Italian. His fields of study include aesthetics and medicine.
Judith Zinsser
Judith Zinsser is a Professor Emerita of History.

 

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