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Angela Aguayo Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Ph.D. at University of Texas, Austin, 2005
Email: ajaguayo@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1121K

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Angela J. Aguayo's teaching, research and media practice reflect a strong interdisciplinary focus on digital documentary studies and production, rhetoric, critical and cultural studies. She has published book chapters and essays focused on the civic potential of ...read full profile >>

Lilly A. Boruszkowski M.F.A.

Emeritus Faculty Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at Northwestern University, 1980
Email: lborus@siu.edu

Lilly Boruszkowski retired in May, 2012. During her years in the Department she taught film production, documentary production, and advanced editing during her years here. She is currently working on a documentary about mother daughter pairs who have had breast ...read full profile >>

Cade Bursell M.F.A.

Professor, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at San Francisco State University, 2002 
Email: cbursell@siu.edu
Office: Northwest Annex B212

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Interest: Cinema

Jennida Chase

Assistant Professor, Department of Cinema and Photography

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BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009

Email:  chasej@siu.edu

Office:  Comm. 1121F 

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Jennida Chase is a multi-media artist who primarily works with film, video and sound. Themes within her work deal with relational interaction played out in society at large. She regularly collaborates, exhibits and performs with S/N. Accessibility plays a key role in ...read full profile >>

Loren Cocking

Emeritus Faculty, Cinema and Photography

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In 1962 Loren Cocking began his employment at SIU as a filmmaker with SIU Film Production, an in-house motion picture production service.  After that unit was closed, he was hired to teach in SIU's Department of Cinema and Photography. ...read full profile >>

David Gilmore

Emeritus Faculty, Cinema and Photography

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David came to SIUC in 1969 to teach fine art photography, having received a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Photography from Ohio University. Before teaching, he worked as a corporate photographer for Armco Steel for 5 years..  He served as Chair of the ...read full profile >>

Jyotsna Kapur Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Cinema and Photography

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Ph.D. at Northwestern University, 1998
M.P.S. at Cornell University, 1992
M.Phil at Delhi University, 1988
Email: jkapur@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1121E

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Research and teaching interests include: History and theory of the documentary idea especially its redefinations in contemporary practices and digital culture; Third Cinema; Ethnographic film; The German and Japanese New Wave; Global children's media culture; ...read full profile >>

Gary Kolb M.F.A.

Emeritus Faculty Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at Ohio University, 1977
Email: gkolb@siu.edu

Gary Kolb came to SIU in 1979. During his time here, he was a faculty member, Chair of the Department of Cinema and Photography, Associate Dean of the College and the Dean of the College 2008-2012. Dean Kolb retired in July 2012. Interests: Photography and Digital Arts.

Michele Leigh Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Cinema and Photography

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Ph.D. at University of Southern California, 2008
Email: mleigh@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1121L

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Dr. Leigh's research focuses on Pre-revolution Russian Cinema and women in the silent film industry. Her degree from USC is in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts, and her dissertation was entitled Dangerous Beauty: Representation and Reception of ...read full profile >>

Antonio Martinez M.F.A.

Associate Professor, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at East Carolina University, 2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts at Creighton University, 2000
Email: antoniam@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1112

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Antonio Martinez is continuing his photographic and video art project centered around the local mixed martial arts culture of southern Illinois. Martinez has been photographing and training with local MMA athletes in hopes to understand why men and women between the ...read full profile >>

Walter Metz Ph.D.

Professor, Cinema and Photography

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Ph.D. at University of Texas, Austin, 1996
Email: wmetz@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1112
Phone: (618) 453-5087

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Dr. Metz is a Professor of Film Studies who teaches film, television, theatre, and photography history, theory and criticism.  As a researcher, Walter is interested in the relationship between popular media forms, such as the television sitcom and the Hollywood ...read full profile >>

Daniel Overturf M.F.A.

Professor, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1983
Email: dvo0201@siu.edu
Office: COMM 0004

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A Cinema and Photography faculty member since 1990, Overturf specializes in a wide range of photographic topics including documentary, commercial, Sensitometry, and studio fiction. Recent Cinema and Photography courses have included analog, small town documentary, ...read full profile >>

Jan Roddy M.F.A.

Emeritus Faculty, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at University of Illinois, 1987

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Jan Roddy was an associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography. She also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies for the College.   Interests:  Photo/digital production, media arts, image and word, art and politics, art and spirituality, race, class, gender and sexuality issues in media, rural U.S. and Ozark culture.

William A. Rowley M.F.A.

Associate Professor, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at University of Iowa, 1974
Email: rwrowley@siu.edu
Office: NW Annex B216

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During his sabbatical leave in Spring 2009, Associate Professor R. William Rowley dedicated his time to a new long-term ongoing project under the working title Time in the Discourse of Landscape Imagery. In April 2009, he received a Faculty Seed Grant from SIUC in ...read full profile >>

Alison Smith M.F.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at the University of Georgia, Athens
Email: smithaa4@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1108

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Alison Smith joined the Department in 2011. She specialized in Photography while earning her M.F.A. at Georgia, and has produced 16 exhibitions of her work since 2005.  Interest: Photography

Robert Spahr M.F.A.

Associate Professor, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at Parsons School of Design, New York City
Email: 
rspahr@siu.edu
Office: COMM 112E

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Robert Spahr is a visual artist and educator who produces computational art using generative processes and genetic algorithms; digital and analog images; objects; live art and time-based media. With an interest in how the media affects our view of the world, his ...read full profile >>

Charles Swedlund

Emeritus Faculty, Cinema and Photography

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Charles Swedlund has written a number of photography text books, published photographic objects and portfolios, and co-authored a book on Found Objects. He taught photography for 27 years at SIU in the Department of Cinema and Photography. Plus, 15 additional years ...read full profile >>

Deborah Tudor Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cinema and Photography and Interim Dean, CMCMA, Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

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Ph.D. at Northwestern University 1992
Email: dtudor@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1013
Phone: (618) 453-4308
http://siu.academia.edu/DeborahTudor 

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Dr. Tudor earned both her Master of Arts degree and doctorate in the Radio, Television and Film Department at Northwestern University. Before coming to SIU in 2006 as Chair of Cinema and Photography, she was an associate professor in the Department of Communication at ...read full profile >>

Hong Zhou M.F.A.

Associate Professor, Cinema and Photography

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M.F.A. at York University, Toronto Canada, 2000
Email: hzhou@siu.edu
Office: COMM 1121F

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Hong is interested in fictional narrative filmmaking. His recent work includes "Night Train", a story about two strangers' encounters in a subway, "She Wears Yellow", a study of fictional characters, and "Sarah and Liz", a story about ...read full profile >>