Teaching

Teaching Experience

The University of Alabama

  • Professor, Department of J/Creative Media (formerly, Telecommunication and Film, 2002- )
  • Associate Professor, Department of Telecommunication and Film (1986-2002)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication and Film (1980-1985)

The University of Arizona

  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Media Arts (summers, 1997-99)

Northwestern University

  • Teaching Assistant, Radio-TV-Film Department (1977-1979)
  • Grader, Radio-TV-Film Department (1977)

Wright College (Chicago, Illinois)

  • 1979 Instructor, Evening Division

Courses Taught

The University of Arizona:

  • Concepts in New Media

The University of Alabama:

  • Humor in American Television (2014)
  • Topics in Mass Communication Theory (graduate seminar; 2000)
  • Star Images, Star Performances (graduate seminar: 1998)
  • Approaches to Film Style (graduate seminar)
  • Introduction to Film Theory (graduate seminar)
  • Contemporary Film Theory (graduate seminar)
  • New Media: Theory & Practice (2000, 1998)
  • Seminar in American Cinema (20142001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997)
  • Motion Picture History and Criticism (introductory survey; 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998)
  • Film Fundamentals (super8 & 16mm filmmaking)
  • Film/Video Narrative Production (1997)
  • The French Film (20132000, 1999, 1998, 1997)
  • The German Film
  • Western European Cinema
  • Melodrama and Soap Opera
  • Women/Cinema/Ideology
  • Critical Studies in Television (2013fall 2000, spring 2000, 1999, 1997)
  • Television Workshop
  • Broadcast Criticism
  • Introduction to Mass Communication

Northwestern University

  • Introduction to Film History and Criticism (teaching assistant)

Wright College

  • The John Ford/John Wayne Westerns