Cinema Faculty

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Bursell, Cade, Professor, Cinema Production, M.F.A., San Francisco State University, 2002; 2003. Cinema production, queer cinema, experimental cinema.

Kalayeh, Pirooz, Assistant Professor, Screenwriting and Film Production, Ph.D., European Graduate School, 2018; 2021. Filmmaker, artist, and author.

Kapur, Jyotsna, Professor, Cinema Studies, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1998; 1998. Feminist and Marxist analysis of media, globalization, children’s film and consumer culture, documentary and ethnographic film, the German and Japanese new wave and Indian cinema.

Metz, Walter, Professor and Acting Associate Dean and Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Film Criticism, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1996; 2009. Contemporary film and television criticism and theory, literature and film, science and film, post-war American culture.

O’Brien, Heather, Assistant Professor, Cinema Production, M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, 2013; 2020. Essay film, minority representation, and documentary.

Phillips, Mike, Clinical Assistant Professor, Media Studies,  Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2018; 2019. American and transnational popular culture, film genre, historical fiction, African American cinema, intermediality. 

Spahr, Robert, Associate Professor and Interim Chair Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media, Media Arts, M.F.A., Parsons School of Design, New York City, 1991; 2009. Explores the Internet using code-based automated art, live art performance, drawing, painting, sculpture and time-based media.

Zhou, Hong, Associate Professor, Cinema Production, M.F.A., York University, Toronto, Canada, 2000; 2008. Film and video production, cinematography, Chinese cinema, surrealist cinema. 

Emeriti Faculty 

Boruszkowski, Lilly A., Associate Professor, Emerita, M.F.A., Northwestern University, 1980.

Covell, Michael D., Assistant Professor, Emeritus, M.F.A., Ohio University, 1975.

Gilmore, David A., Associate Professor, Emeritus, M.F.A., Ohio University, 1969.

Kolb, Gary P., Professor, Emeritus, M.F.A., Ohio University, 1977.

Logan, Fern, Associate Professor, Emerita, M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1993.

Roddy, Jan P., Associate Professor, Emerita, M.F.A., University of Illinois, 1987.

Swedlund, Charles A., Professor, Emeritus, M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1961.

Tudor, Deborah, Associate Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1992.