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PROFILE

Dedicated member and leader of the Towson University community for 33 years, serving on multiple committees in various capacities and interacting with all divisions across the institution.  Extensive experience with curriculum, program development, assessment, search processes, graduate programs, and PTRM5.  Established collaborator with TU colleges, Student Affairs, and local non-profit organizations in the Baltimore region.  Empathetic communicator and collaborative decision maker. 

EXPERIENCE

Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts & Communication, Towson University — 2012-Present

Chair, Department of Electronic Media & Film, Towson University — 2009-2012

Professor, Department of Electronic Media & Film, Towson University — 2000-2009

Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies, Towson University — 1992-2000

Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies, Towson University — 1987-1992

Instructor,  Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies,  Towson University — 1986-1987  

Adjunct Instructor,  Department of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University — 1983-1985  

Film Editor and Negative Cutter, Filmmakers of Philadelphia  — 1978-1979

EDUCATION

Northwestern University — Ph.D. Film Studies, 1987 

Syracuse University — M.S. Film/TV Production, 1978 

University of Notre Dame — B.S. Biology (Theatre Minor), 1976

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Service

Co-Chair, MSCHE self-study work group one: Mission & Goals (starting Spring 2019).  

MSCHE self-study Steering Committee (starting Spring 2019).

Chair, TU International Travel Advisory Committee (2018-Present).

Chair, TU Internationalization of the Curriculum & Faculty Support Subcommittee       (2016-Present).

Co-Chair, TU Task Force for USM’s B.E.S.T. and Portfolium EDU initiative             (2017-Present).

USM’s Kirwan Center Digital Badging Steering Committee (2017-Present).  

Baltimore Kawasaki Sister Cities Advisory Board (2017-Present).

TU’s Distinguished Global Speaker Advisory Committee (2017-Present).

TU Military & Veterans Center (2013-Present).  Member of Planning Committee for the annual Veterans Film Series.  

The Bridges to the World International Film Festival (2009-Present).  Member of the Planning Committee which includes World Artists Experiences and the International Division for the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State.  I also serve as the Towson University program director and host.  

TU Academic Advising Council (2012-Present).

Creative Alliance’s Art 2 Dine 4 Planning Committee (2013-Present).

Baltimore Claywork’s Fire Festival Planning Committee (2013-2017).      

TU Marching Band Planning Committee (2013-Present).  Facilitated meetings for Vice-Presidents, Athletics, and involved campus units to coordinate and plan Band activities.  

TU Search Committees for: Chief of Police, Director of Academic Advising, OTS CCLT Coordinator, Director of Accreditation & Compliance Services, and HR Partner (2017-2019).

TU Web Re-Design Steering Committee (2014-2017).

TU Annual Fall Film Series Program Director (1989-2009).

TU Student Media Arts Festival Program Director (1989-2009).

Mass Communication Graduate Program Director (1992-2001).

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College of Fine Arts & Communication Graduate Program Directors Committee (1997-2001).

TU Faculty Development & Research Committee (2002-2006).

College of Fine Arts & Communication P&T Committee (2000-2004).

TU P&T Committee (2004-2009).

Mass Communication & Communication Studies Curriculum Committee (1991-1998).

College of Fine Arts & Communication Curriculum Committee (2002-2009);             chair 2004-2007.

TU Curriculum Committee (2006-2009); chair 2008-2009.

Asian Arts & Culture Center Faculty Advisory Committee (1996-2012).

Baltimore Youth TV Advisory Board (1997-2003).

Maryland-Lodz Sister States Committee (2005-2011).

Co-Chair, Maryland Sister States Arts & Culture Committee (2005-2010).

Scholarship: Media & Publications

Bombers & Masterpieces: Recovering the Life, Diary, and Art of René Gimpel.  Editor and co-director of a feature length documentary; in progress (expected completion date 2020).  

The Bridges to the World International Film Festival (2009-2019).  Wrote five program essays each year for distribution to five screening venues across Maryland.

“From Choreocinema to Experimental Screendance: A Personal Archeology” in Movies, Moves, and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films (Equinox, 2016).

Finding Josef.  Co-curator of a 3-part display for the TU Military & Veterans Center in memory of the World War I Centennial (2015-2018).

Do You Like That?  Editor and co-director of a screendance short (2008).  Featured on Disc 4 of American Dance Festival’s Screendance Anthology (2012).

“Unquiet Years: Experimental Cinema in the 1950s” in The Fifties: Transforming the Screen, edited by Peter Lev.  Volume 7 of History of American Cinema (Scribners, 2003).

Alien Zone II book review in Film Quarterly 54 #3 (2001).

“Men Remaking Women” and “Children’s Anime of Hayao Miyazaki.”  Film series curator, Maryland Arts Festival (2001).

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The International Dictionary of Films & Filmmakers (1st – 4th editions), essayist, advisor, associate editor, and assistant editor (1984-2000).  Wrote 34 essays.  

Little Castles.  Creative Consultant on a documentary short about Formstone (1998).  Winner of a Golden Eagle Cine Award (1998). 

“From Sitney to TV: Classical Experimental Style in Contemporary Music Videos” in Popular Music & Society (1996).

The Sphinx on the Avenue.  Editor on a trailer for a NEH grant (1996).

“Sam Jaffe” in American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1995).

“Annette Kellerman Sullivan” in American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1994).

Secondary Currents and the Linguistic Message” in Media Criticism: Journeys in Interpretation (Kendall-Hunt, 1992).

Blade Runner & Genre” in Literature/Film Quarterly 14 #2 (Summer 1986).

Journal of Film & Video, Assistant Editor (1985-1987).

Film Reader 6, Co-Editor (1985) 

Film Reader 5, Assistant Editor (1982). 

Scholarship: Papers & Panels

“Articulating Curricular and Co-Curricular Career Readiness Skills Through Badging.”  Co-Presenter, Maryland International Education Consortium Conference (2019).

“Articulating Curricular and Co-Curricular Career Readiness Skills.”  Co-Presenter, Towson University Teaching Conference (2019).

“Tenure & Promotion: Supporting Inclusive Practices at Your University.”  Panel member, Broadcast Education Association National Conference (2018).

Footnote.”  The Jewish Community Center of Baltimore (2017).

“Review of Core Perspectives Categories.”  Panel organizer and facilitator, Towson University Teaching Conference (2016).

“Working Together: Integrating Your Sports Curriculum with the Athletic Department.” Panel member, Broadcast Education Association National Conference (2012).  

“Kurt Weill on Film.”  Kurt Weill Festival.  Towson University (2010).

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“Michael Moore and the Vertovian Tradition.”  Baltimore Museum of Art (2004).

“Some Visual Motifs of Film Noir.”  Literature/Film Association National Conference (2003).

Pygmalion.”  Maryland Arts Festival (2001).

“The Apocalypse, Left Behind, and Prophecy Cinema.”  Literature/Film Association National Conference (2000).

M*A*S*H.”  Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (2000).

“Technology, Faith, and Redemption in Millennial Science Fiction.”  Society for Cinema Studies National Conference (2000).

“The Four Corners of Cinemas.”  Baltimore Museum of Art (1999).

“More Food for Thought: Recent Films of Eating & Family.”  Literature/Film Association National Conference (1998).

The Stoker Centennial: Dracula in 1997.”  Literature/Film Association National Conference (1996).

“Theology, Philosophy, and Sociology in The Grapes of Wrath: Christian Imagery, the Emersonian Over-Soul, and Marx’s Proletariat.”  The John Steinbeck Revisited Film Seminar (1996).

“Cinema & Food: An Overview to a Sub-Genre.”  Literature/Film Association National Conference (1995).

“From Sitney to TV: Classical Experimental Style in Contemporary Music Videos.”  University Film & Video Association National Conference (1995).

“Tourism and Therapy in Cinema of Travel.”  Literature/Film Association National Conference (1994).

“From History & Aesthetics to Theory & Production: Teaching it All in a Survey Course.”    University Film & Video Association National Conference (1993).

“Recontextualizing History: Bruce Conner’s Postmodern Documentaries.”  Literature/Film Association National Conference (1992).

“Modernism, Postmodernism, the Avant-Garde, and Experimental Video.”  Baltimore Museum of Art (1992).

“John Ford” and “Long Drama.”  Baltimore Film Forum (1990).

“Hollywood Queens Remembered.”  Baltimore Film Forum (1990).

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“Genre, the Western, the Multigeneric Film, and Postmodernism.”  Society for Cinema Studies National Conference (1990).

“Redefining Character: The Character Actor in American Film.”  Baltimore Film Forum (1990).

Secondary Currents and the Linguistic Message.”  Baltimore Film Forum (1989). 

“Genre, Performance, and the Hollywood Musical.”  Literature/Film Association National Conference (1988).

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