Courses & Pedagogy

Courses & Pedagogy

Applying theory, history, and criticism to practical instruction in studios, on location -- even in classrooms.

Syllabi

Portfolio & Scholarship

Portfolio & Scholarship

A collection of award-winning creative projects. A consideration of research interests.

Galleries

Education & Experience

Education & Experience

Degrees, certification, teaching, collaboration, achievement, recognition, and assessment.

Vitae

Shades of Je Suis Charlie

Our Dodge Polara – more tank than station wagon – slowed as it passed the Biltmore Twin Theatres. Maybe Mom was trying to read the picket signs. Marchers and their placards asserted hate for Hollywood, love for God and country. Oddly enough, I don’t remember which movie was on the […]

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Attendance Isn’t Roll Call

I don’t suppose you can ever guess what will turn someone’s crank. Witness the explosion of interest in an essay about something as vanilla as attendance. The questions swelling my inbox after a previous post about this post boil down to two issues: the burden of mandatory reporting and student […]

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Screenwriting: Empathetic Listening

A new friend of mine complimented a favorite scriptwriter as “having an ear for natural dialogue.” “How would you develop one of those?” I asked him, over hanger steak at the Brewing Company. “Eavesdrop,” he said. “Listen to people.” I remembered being in St. Louis a year earlier. Taking a […]

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Important Attendance

In 1980, A.K. Verma got a job with the Central Public Works Department as an assistant executive electrical engineer. A decade later, he requested some of his accrued leave days. He hasn’t yet returned to work. In fact, he was finally fired Thursday. Thursday, January 8, 2015. The Indian civil […]

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