Faculty

Tel:(415) 422-5152
iarzumanova@usfca.edu

Inna Arzumanova

Assistant Professor

Inna Arzumanova received her PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and her BA from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include racial and gender performances, popular culture and aesthetics, and global media and arts industries. Fall 2014 office hours are Wednesdays 11a.m. – 1:45p.m. 

Tel:(415) 422-6187
barkerplum@usfca.edu

Bernadette Barker-Plummer

Professor

Bernadette Barker-Plummer received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, her MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and her BA from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Her research interests are in media, social movements, and social change. Fall 2014 office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Tel:(415) 422-5868
brenners@usfca.edu

Sheri Brenner

Director, Media and Economics Labs

Sheri Brenner is an independent filmmaker, and MediaLab Director at the University of San Francisco.    She earned her Bachelor's Degrees in Film and Political Science at UCBerkeley, and her MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University.

Tel:(415) 422-5152
xmcastleton@usfca.edu

Xandra Castleton

Adjunct Professor

Xandra Maria Castleton, MFA, is a screenwriter and independent film and television producer whose scripts have served as the basis for award-winning documentary, television and narrative film projects. 

Tel:(415) 422-4136
blhoffman@usfca.edu

Beth Hoffman

Term Professor

Beth Hoffman has been reporting on food and agriculture for more than twelve years, airing on NPR, The World, Latino USA, Living on Earth.  Fall 2015 office hours are Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Tel:(415) 422-5699
juluri@usfca.edu

Vamsee Juluri

Professor

Vamsee Juluri received his PhD in Communication from the University of Massachusetts in 1999. His research interest is in the globalization of media audiences with an emphasis on Indian television and cinema, mythology, religion, violence and Gandhian philosophy. On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year.

Tel:(415) 422-5141
kaisers@usfca.edu

Susana Kaiser

Associate Professor

Susana Kaiser teaches at the Media Studies Department and the Latin American Studies program. She earned her Ph.D. from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, her M.A. from the Department of Communication at Hunter College of the City University of New York, and her B.A. in Advertising from the Jesuit University of El Salvador, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, her country of origin. On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year.

Tel:(415) 422-5061
kiddd@usfca.edu

Dorothy Kidd

Chair, Media Studies Dept. Professor/Faculty Adviser KUSF

Dorothy Kidd received her Ph.D. in Communication from Simon Fraser University. She has published in the area of political economy of media, media and social change and community media. She has also worked extensively in community radio production. Fall 2014 office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Tel:(415) 422-5152
melenert@usfca.edu

Michael Edward Lenert

Adjunct Professor

Professor Lenert teaches media law at the University of San Francisco as an adjunct in the Department of Media Studies. He recently completed a five-year term as a Professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, and held the Fred W. Smith Chair in Critical Thinking and Ethical Practices and was Director of the Laboratory for Innovation and Ethical Practices at The Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada.

Tel:(415) 422-5090
mlim@usfca.edu

Madeleine Lim

Adjunct Professor

Madeleine Lim is an award-winning filmmaker with 20 years of experience as a producer, director, cinematographer and editor.

Tel:(415) 422-5749
mooret@usfca.edu

Teresa Moore

Associate Professor/Faculty Adviser Foghorn

Fall 2014 office hours are Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tel:(415) 422-4138
dplotnick@usfca.edu

Danny Plotnick

Director, Film Studies/Adjunct Professor/Faculty Adviser USFtv

Danny Plotnick roared into the underground film world in the 1980s. Fueled by his love of alternative culture, his films were infused with the DIY spirit of the times. His films have shown at the MOMA in NYC, on the Independent Film Channel, and MTV.  Fall 2014 office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Tel:(415) 422-6250
robertson@usfca.edu

J. Michael Robertson

Director, Journalism/Associate Professor

Michael Robertson received his Ph.D. in English from Duke University. He is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist who has worked for the Atlanta magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle, amongst other publications. Fall 2014 office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Tel:(415) 422-6889
runyon@usfca.edu

Steve Runyon

General Manager KUSF/Adjunct Professor

Steven C. Runyon received his M.A. from San Francisco State University. He is General Manager of USF's award-winning FM radio station, KUSF , and the co-founder of Media Studies at USF. He is the recipient of many grants and awards and for over ten years was a coordinating judge for the San Francisco International Film Festival. He has researched and written in the fields of media history, management and production.

Tel:(415) 422-2304
dmsilver@usfca.edu

David Silver

Associate Professor

David Silver is an associate professor of media studies and environmental studies and coordinator of the urban agriculture minor at the University of San Francisco. David teaches classes on media history, digital media production, and green media, and is currently working on a multimedia history of the farm at Black Mountain College. David tweets (@davidmsilver), blogs (silver in sf), and takes photographs. Fall 2014 office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Tel:(415) 422-5755
stone@usfca.edu

Melinda Stone

Associate Professor

Melinda Stone, Ph.D. is an award winning filmmaker who has produced over twenty films and numerous outdoor cinematic extravaganzas.  On sabbatical until Spring 2015.

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mwtaylor2@usfca.edu

Mark Taylor

Adjunct Professor

Mark Taylor is an experimental filmmaker and visual artist, whose work has been screened and exhibited in festivals, galleries and museums around the globe.  

Tel:(415) 422-5141
jtroy@usfca.edu

Jeremy Troy

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Troy writes, produces, edits, and designs creative content for film and television. For more than a decade as a Freelance Broadcast Creative, he has created award-winning work for major television networks like CBS, ESPN, and Showtime.