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, The 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 & Film, Media History, Latin American Cinema, Human Rights & Film, 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 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, 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, Honors Seminar in Media Studies

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:

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

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:

Intro to Film Studies, Directed Study, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Directed Study, Mujer Disidente: Cine/Ficción, Special Topics, La Ciudad Hispana en el Cine, Special Topics

Michael Edward Lenert

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5152

Adjunct professor Michael Edward Lenert has 25 years’ experience teaching law, communications, and journalism at the University level, including to...

Education:

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

Courses:

Introduction to Media Studies, Media History, Communication Law & Policy, 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

James Michael Robertson

Director, Journalism/Associate Professor
(415) 422-6250

Michael Robertson received his PhD in English from Duke University. He is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist who has worked for the Atlanta magazine and...

Education:

PhD, English, Duke University

Courses:

Journalism I: Reporting, Journalism II: Advanced Reporting, Magazine Writing, Arts Reporting/Review, Media Internship, Directed Study, American Journalism Ethics

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

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