Professor & Associate Chair; Acting Undergraduate Program Director
Faculty Supervisor, BDIC Program
N320 Integrative Learning Center
Spring 2015 office hours: TuTh 10:30-12:30 & by appt.
My research interests fall under the general heading of "film and society." These interests, which overlap to some extent, include the film representation of people with physical disabilities, the film/TV construction of evil, early women filmmakers and their productions, John Sayles' 1987 film Matewan, the popular-culture icon John Barrymore, and selected Disney films. My work has been published in such journals as Journal of Film and Video, Wide Angle, Film & History, Film Criticism, Leonardo, Paradoxa, Offscreen, and Millennium Film Journal and in numerous anthologies and encyclopedias. Virtually all of my scholarly work has addressed various intersections of film and society from historical perspectives.