Professor of Film Studies (on the Sam Spiegel Fund)
American Film and culture.
University of Iowa, Ph.D.
University of Iowa, M.A.
Gonzaga University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Edwin Smith Family Distingusihed Speaker Award from the Westfield Athenaeum (2010)
Boston Society of Film Critics Special Commendation for Hollywood's Censor (2008)
Fulbright Senior Specialist (Albania) (2006)
Academy Film Scholar (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) (2003)
Fulbright Senior Specialists Grant (Universitiy of Waikato) (2003)
Theater Library Association Award for "excellence in writing about film and broadcasting" (2000 - 2001)
J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board travel grant (1996 - 1997)
Fellow, Directors Guild of America (1992 - 1993)
Fulbright Fellowship (Thomas Jefferson Chair in American Studies, The Netherlands) (1990 - 1991)
Fulbright Research Lectureship (South Korea) (1981 - 1982)
|AMST||35a||Hollywood and American Culture|
|AMST||100a||Classic Texts in American Culture Before 1900|
|AMST||100b||Twentieth-Century American Culture|
|AMST||115a||American Graphic: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Graphic Nonfiction|
|AMST||130b||Television and American Culture|
|AMST||131b||News on Screen|
|AMST||135b||Radio in American Culture|
|AMST||177b||True Crime and American Culture|
|USEM||64a||True Crime and American Culture|