Chad Newsom completes Ph.D. from the University of Florida
Chad R. Newsom (M.A., cinema studies, 2008) completed his Ph.D. in English and film studies from the University of Florida, where he studied film under Robert B. Ray. He received full tuition, a stipend and a supplemental Alumni Fellowship to support his studies. He taught lower- and upper-division classes in both film studies and composition, and was awarded the English department's "Excellence in Teaching" in 2010. He completed a dissertation about film criticism, close reading, and the films of Douglas Sirk.