To get a sense of my teaching style and the concepts that guide my classroom work please visit my teaching philosophy. In my portfolio you can see information on courses I have taught as well as examples of student work.
I am now teaching Film Genres and Practices at California College of the Arts that is an introduction to a wide range of cinematic styles, genres and practices including indie cinema, experimental film, documentary styles, types of art house cinema and tendencies within mainstream Hollywood narratives.
I have taught eight different courses at Academy of Art University with the unique opportunity to teach cross-departmentally between Liberal Arts and Motion Pictures & Television. Teaching in this environment gives me the opportunity to work with students from all majors - not just motion pictures - including fine art, graphic design, fashion, metal arts, photography, painting, animation, visual effects and new media.
Using my book as a text, I designed a course called "analog before digital: punk/no wave film & music." This class brings together a diverse group of students and encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration. Click on student work to view different ways underground film and music has inspired my students. Along with viewing various student projects, you can look at specific assignment descriptions as well.
I have also developed online curriculum, a process that involves research, writing course material, creating quizzes and assignments, sourcing film clips and recording audiovisual aids. In addition, I have taught sections of Genres in Film, Film History, Art and Ideology of the 20th Century and Crossing Borders: Art & Culture in a Global Society online.
If you have any questions about my assignments, courses, and/or teaching philosophy, please contact me.