School of Film and Media Studies: Faculty and Administration

Note: For additional information and updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/las/filmmedia
studies/facultyandstaff.aspx.

Michelle Stewart, Chair, School of Film and Media Studies
and Associate Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, Stanford University; MA, PhD, University of Minnesota.


Full-Time Faculty | Part-Time Faculty | Contributing Faculty | Faculty Emeriti

Full-Time Faculty

Michael Bell-Smith, Assistant Professor of New Media
BA, Brown University; MFA, Bard College.

Iris Cahn, Professor of Film
BFA, Purchase College; MA, New York University.

Michael Cramer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, Columbia University; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University.

Anne M. Kern, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; MPhil, PhD, Yale University.

Mary Kosut, Associate Professor of Media, Society, and the Arts
BA, MA, University of New Orleans; PhD, New School for Social Research.

Steve Lambert, Assistant Professor of New Media
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute; MFA, University of California, Davis.

Tim McCann, Visiting Assistant Professor of Film
BFA, Purchase College.

Shaka McGlotten, Associate Professor of Media, Society, and the Arts
BA, Grinnell College; PhD, University of Texas, Austin.

Joseph D. McKay, Assistant Professor of New Media
BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design; MFA, University of California, Berkeley.

Peter Ohring, Associate Professor of Mathematics/Computer Science and New Media
BS, Hebrew University (Jerusalem); PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder. SUNY Chancellor’s Research Recognition Award.

Jason A. Pine, Assistant Professor of Media, Society, and the Arts
BA, University of Chicago; MA, New School for Social Research; PhD, University of Texas, Austin.

Lorraine Plourde, Assistant Professor of Media, Society, and the Arts
BA, Hampshire College; MA, University of Washington; PhD, Columbia University.

Robert J. Siegel, Associate Professor of Film
BS, New York University.

Brooke Singer, Associate Professor of New Media
BA, Wesleyan University; MFA, Carnegie Mellon University. SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activities.

Gregory Taylor, Professor of Cinema Studies and
Director, Conservatory of Theatre Arts
BA, University of Toronto; MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hakan Topal, Assistant Professor of New Media
BS, MS, Middle East Technical University (Ankara); MA, PhD, New School for Social Research.

Chuck Workman, Visiting Associate Professor of Film
BA, Rutgers University; additional coursework at New York University and the Julliard School, and independent theatrical study with Harold Clurman and Stella Adler.

Agustin Zarzosa, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, Universidad Iberoamericana; MA, New York University; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.


Part-Time Faculty

A. Dean Bell, Assistant Professor of Screenwriting
BFA, Purchase College.

Victoria Estok, Lecturer in New Media
BA, Goddard College; MFA, Transart Institute, University of Plymouth.

Daniel Kang, Lecturer in Film
BFA, Purchase College.

Yong Hee Kim, Lecturer in New Media
BFA, MFA, Parsons the New School for Design.

Andrew Lampert, Associate Professor of Film
Certificate, L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, George Eastman House Museum; MFA, Bard College.

Sara Magenheimer, Lecturer in New Media
BA, Tufts University; BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; MFA, Bard College.

Eric Mandelbaum, Lecturer in Screenwriting
BFA, Purchase College.

Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Lecturer in New Media
Diploma, Zimbabwe Institute of Digital Arts; MFA, Yale University.

Lawrence O’Neil, Lecturer in Film
BFA, Purchase College.

Alex Orlovsky, Lecturer in Film
BA, University of Pennsylvania.

Edward Pomerantz, Associate Professor of Screenwriting
BA, City College of New York; MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Sarah Sharp, Lecturer in New Media
BA, Evergreen State College; MA, MFA, Purchase College.

Alan McIntyre Smith, Lecturer in Film
BA, University of Notre Dame.

Paul Thayer, Lecturer in New Media
BFA, Icelandic College of Art and Crafts (Reykjavik); MFA, Concordia University (Montreal).

John Young, Lecturer in Screenwriting
BFA, Purchase College.

J.D. Zeik, Assistant Professor of Screenwriting and Film
BA, Purchase College.


Contributing Faculty

Conservatory of Theatre Arts:
David Bassuk (New Media)

School of Humanities:
Elizabeth Guffey (New Media)
Casey Haskins (Cinema Studies)
Elise Lemire (Cinema Studies)
Sarah Warren (New Media)

School of Natural and Social Sciences:
Ahmed Afzal (Media, Society, and the Arts)
Rudolf Gaudio (Media, Society, and the Arts)
Jeanine Meyer (New Media)

School of Art+Design:
Kate Gilmore (New Media)


Faculty Emeriti

Miriam Arsham, Professor Emerita of Film
BA, Hunter College, City University of New York; BLA, Columbia University.

Jon Rubin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Film
BA, Yale University.

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School of Film & Media Studies

Undergraduate Majors:
Cinema Studies, BA
Film, BFA
Media, Society & the
Arts
, BA
New Media, BA

Undergraduate
Minors:

Media, Society & the Arts
Screenwriting