- Career + Alumni
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"I enjoy introducing students to the pleasures of cinema. They usually come to class well aware of the pleasures of watching familiar cinema, but I introduce them to the pleasures of stretching our mental and perceptual habits to accommodate unfamiliar cinematic modes-great films from world cinema or from avant-garde traditions that can lead us to unpredictable places. Likewise, I introduce them to the pleasures of thinking about cinema in new ways, opening up new avenues of inquiry and introducing students to a world they often didn't know existed-a wondrous, challenging, enlightening world where images and sounds combine to create meanings that have the power to change us as artists and humans. I am honored to share this experience with future filmmakers and scholars who discover that analyzing the mechanical and thematic components of films and studying their historical context adds a whole new layer of enjoyment and forever changes their relationship to not only cinema but to artistic creation in general."
Publications in camera obscura, Spectator and Critical Essays on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; regular conference participation
Two-time recipient of "Excellence in Teaching Award," University of Florida; SCAD Presidential Fellowship Award, summer 2007
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Presented papers at 17 national conferences in the last 16 years. Most recently, presented "Busby Berkeley and Primitivism" at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in New Orleans, March 2011.
Taught film history and analysis at The University of Florida for 5 years on a teaching fellowship while earning a Ph.D., then taught Critical Theory and Film Studies at Kalamazoo College in Michigan for 6 years before coming to SCAD