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PURCHASE COLLEGE CATALOG 2016–18
Draft in progress


School of Film and Media Studies: Faculty and Administration

Note: For additional information and updates during 2016–2018, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/academicprograms/las/filmmedia
studies/facultyandstaff.aspx.

Agustin Zarzosa, Chair, School of Film and Media Studies
and Associate Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, Universidad Iberoamericana; MA, New York University; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.


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

Full-Time Faculty

Christina Anderson, Assistant Professor of Playwriting
BA, Brown University; MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Nicholas Baer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Philosophy*
BA, University of Chicago; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley.
*joint appointment; also in the School of Humanities

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

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

Tega Brain, Assistant Professor of New Media
BA, BE, University of New South Wales, Sydney; MA, Queensland University of Technology.

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

Brandon Harris, Visiting Assistant Professor of Film
BFA, Purchase College.

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

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

Regina Longo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MA, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edwin Martinez, Assistant Professor of Film
BFA, Purchase College; EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Shaka McGlotten, Associate Professor of Media, Society, and the Arts and
Doris and Carl Kempner Distinguished Professor (2016–18)
BA, Grinnell College; PhD, University of Texas, Austin.

Joseph D. McKay, Associate Professor of New Media and
Juanita and Joseph Leff Distinguished Professor (2016–17)
BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design; MFA, University of California, Berkeley.

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

Kartik Nair, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, MA, Delhi University; MPhil, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Lawrence O’Neil, Assistant Professor of Film
BFA, Purchase College.

Brian Paccione, Visiting Assistant Professor of Film
BA, Vassar College; MFA, Columbia University.

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.

Jeff Scheible, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, Swarthmore College; MA, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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

Michelle Stewart, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, Stanford University; MA, PhD, University of Minnesota.

Gregory Taylor, Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, University of Toronto; MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hakan Topal, Assistant Professor of New Media and Art+Design*
BS, MS, Middle East Technical University (Ankara); MA, PhD, New School for Social Research.
*joint appointment; also in the School of Art+Design

Ling Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
BA, Liaoning University (China); MA, Beijing Film Academy.


Part-Time Faculty

Jeff Augustin, Lecturer in Playwriting
BA, Boston College; MFA, University of California, San Diego.

Anna Brenner, Lecturer in Playwriting
BA, University of Chicago; MFA, Columbia University.

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

Eric Hahn, Lecturer in Cinema Studies
BA, Purchase College.

Julia Heim, Lecturer in Media, Society, and the Arts
BA, Binghamton University, State University of New York; MA, Middlebury College; PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Daniel Kang, Lecturer in Film
BFA, Purchase College.

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

Susan Kouguell, Lecturer in Screenwriting
BA, Purchase College.

Basil Kreimendahl, Lecturer in Playwriting
BA, University of Tampa; MFA, University of Iowa

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

Martina Majok, Lecturer in Playwriting
BA, University of Chicago; MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Eric Mandelbaum, Lecturer in Screenwriting
BFA, Purchase College.

A. Rey Pamatmat, Lecturer in Playwriting
BFA, New York University; MFA, Yale School of Drama.

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

Adam Resnick, Lecturer in Media, Society, and the Arts
BA, State University of New York, Stony Brook; MA, PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

David Schwartz, Lecturer in Cinema Studies
BFA, Purchase College.

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.

Peggy Stafford, Lecturer in Playwriting
BA, Seattle University; MFA, Bennington College.

Susan Soon He Stanton, Lecturer in Playwriting
BFA, New York University, MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Ariel Stess, Lecturer in Playwriting
BA, Bard College; MFA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

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

Sean Weiner, Lecturer in Cinema Studies
BA, Purchase College; MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York.

Jennifer Wineman, Lecturer in Playwriting
BA, Vassar College; MFA, Yale School of Drama.

John Young, Lecturer in Screenwriting and Film
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)
Denise Bessette (Film)
Lenora Champagne (Playwriting and Screenwriting)

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

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

School of Natural and Social Sciences:
Rudolf Gaudio (Media, Society, and the Arts)
David Kim (Media, Society, and the Arts)
Mary Kosut (Media, Society, and the Arts)
Jeanine Meyer (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
Playwriting & Screenwriting, BA

Undergraduate
Minors:

Media, Society & the Arts
Playwriting
Screenwriting


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