Faculty


Susana Kaiser

Department Chair
(415) 422-5141

Susana Kaiser teaches at the Media Studies Department. She earned her PhD from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at...

Education:

BA, Advertising, Thge Jesuit University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina | MA, The Department of Communication, Hunter College of the City University of New York | PhD, The Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Latin American Cinema, Human Rights and International Law, Media History, Latin American Cinema, Human Rights & Film, Special Topics in Media Studies, Directed Study, Race, Ethnicity, & Media, Media, Memory, History, Honors Seminar in Media Studies

Regina Arnold

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6243

Regina Arnold holds a PhD in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and a BA in Communications from UC Berkeley. She is a former...

Courses:

Media Research, Written Communication II, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Academic Writing at USF, S.I.T. Seminar for Transfer Students, Rhet/Popular Culture

Inna Arzumanova

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4985

Inna Arzumanova received her PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California...

Education:

BA, University of California, San Diego | PhD is from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, at the University of Southern California

Courses:

Cultural Industries, Media Theory & Criticism, Special Topics in Media Studies, Media Internship, Directed Study, Popular Culture Studies

Bernadette Barker-Plummer

Professor
(415) 422-6187

Bernadette Barker-Plummer received her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, her MA from the University...

Education:

BA, Edinburgh University in Scotland | MA, University of Texas at Austin | PhD, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Courses:

Communication for Change, Media Theory & Criticism, Media Research, Media Internship, Directed Study, Politics & the Media, Gender & the Media, Undoing Gender

Xandra Castleton

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5152

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

Courses:

Media Production III: Scriptwriting, Directed Study

John Higgins

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5152

Professor Higgins teaches courses involving storytelling, technologies, pop culture, grassroots alternative media, history, research, and production...

Education:

PhD, Communications, Ohio State University

Courses:

Introduction to Media Studies, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Media History, Media Workshop, Media Internship, Directed Study

Beth Hoffman

Assistant Professor/Faculty Adviser KUSF
(415) 422-4136

Beth Hoffman has reported on food and agriculture for more than fifteen years, airing on NPR, The World, Latino USA, Living on Earth. She has a...

Education:

MA, UC Berkeley

Expertise:

Food and agriculture

Courses:

Audio Production, Green Media, Advanced Radio Production, Directed Study

Vamsee Juluri

Professor
(415) 422-5699

Vamsee Juluri received his PhD in Communication from the University of Massachusetts in 1999. His research interest is in the globalization of media...

Education:

PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999

Courses:

Introduction to Media Studies, Media History, Media Research, Indian Cinema, International/Global Media

Dorothy Kidd

Professor/Faculty Adviser KUSF
(415) 422-5061

Dorothy Kidd received her PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University. She has published in the area of political economy of media, media and...

Education:

PhD, Communication, Simon Fraser University

Courses:

Human Rights and Media, Human Rights and Media, Special Topics, Civic Media, Cultural Industries, Special Topics in Media Studies, Media Workshop, Directed Study, Alternative Media and Social Change

Tamara Kneese

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5871

Tamara Kneese received her PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, her MA in Social Sciences from the University of...

Education:

PhD, New York University | MA, University of Chicago | BA, Kenyon College

Courses:

Davies Seminar, Introduction to Media Studies, Media History, Media Research, Honors Seminar in Media Studies

Pedro Lange Churión

Professor
(415) 422-6135

Professor Pedro Lange Churión is both an academic and a visual artist. He has written and directed various films, including Crocodile (USA, 2000)....

Courses:

Directed Study, Intro to Film Studies, Directed Study, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Directed Study, Fotografía y Ficción en L.A., Special Topics, La Ciudad Hispana en el Cine, Seminario Temas Específicos, Urban Cultures, Special Topics

Michael Edward Lenert

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5152

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-...

Education:

BA, University of California, Berkeley | PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Introduction to Media Studies, Media History, Communication Law & Policy, Special Topics in Media Studies, Media Workshop, Media Internship, Communication and the Law, Directed Study

Madeleine Lim

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5090

Madeleine Lim is an award-winning filmmaker with 25 years of experience as a producer, director, cinematographer and editor.Her films have screened...

Education:

BA, Cinema, San Francisco State University

Courses:

Video Production

Teresa Moore

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5749

 

Courses:

Civic Media, Journalism I: Reporting, Magazine Writing, Arts Reporting/Review, Black Cinema, Special Topics in Media Studies, Media Workshop, Directed Study, American Journalism Ethics

Daniel Plotnick

Director, Film Studies/Assistant Professor/Faculty Adviser USFtv
(415) 422-4138

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...

Courses:

Video Production, Media Production III: Advanced Production, Media Production III: Narrative Fiction/Film Production, Media Production III: Experimental Cinema, Directed Study

Mark Taylor

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5152

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

Education:

MFA, California College of the Arts

Courses:

Multi-Media Storytelling, Intro to Film Studies, Directed Study, Gender & the Media

Jeremy Troy

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5152

Mr. Troy writes, produces, edits, and designs creative content for film and television. For more than a decade as a Freelance Broadcast Creative, he...

Courses:

Media Production III: Advanced Production

Contact Info

Department of Media Studies

Mon-Fri, 8a.m.- 4:30p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall 103 (415) 422-5152