Courses Taught

I have taught fifty-eight courses at various colleges and universities in academic disciplines that included Political Science, Communications, Film, and Creative Writing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I was recruited to teach in various departments during my academic career. The asterisk below connotes courses I developed and taught.


UNC Wilmington, (Wilmington, NC)
1. Communication Studies:
Advanced Public Relations
The Documentarian (seminar)*
The Documentary Unit (two-semester course)
Dramatic Writing*
Film Production (with Frank Capra, Jr.)
Foundations of Media Writing*
Introduction to Public Relations*
Introduction to Scriptwriting*
Scriptwriting for Public Relations*
Television & Democracy (seminar)*
Writing for the Movies (seminar)*
Advanced Screenwriting (seminar)*
Communication for Public Relations*
The Documentary Experience: Exploring Various Genres*

2. Film Studies:
The History of the Documentary*
Introduction to the Documentary*
Introduction to Screenwriting*
Movie Makers and Film Scholars Series*
Seminar in Studio Production*
The Documentary*
Seminar in Film Production: Documentary*
Special Topics: War & Film*

3. Cross-listed courses in Communication Studies & Film Studies:
Screenwriting: Story Development*
Perspectives in Film Studies*

4. Honors Program:
Critical Thinking and the Communications Revolution*

5. Masters in Liberal Studies:
The Documentary Experience: A Filmmaker’s Journey*
Doing Documentary Work*
Introduction to Screenwriting*
Advanced Screenwriting*

6. Graduate Program in Creative Writing
Thesis Advisor: MFA in Creative Writing

7. Directed Independent Studies (DIS), Internship, and Undergratuate & Graduate Theses:
From 1998-2006, I directed 19 DIS students, created a substantial number of internships in both Communication Studies and Film Studies. I also was a reader and advisor for a number of undergraduate and graduate theses.

St. John Fisher College, (Rochester, NY)
1. Communication/Journalism:
Advanced Multi-Media Writing*(seminar)
America and the Mass Media since 1960*
Covering City Hall*(seminar)
The Documentary Tradition in America*(seminar)
Introduction to Mass Communications
Mass Media America: 1960-1972*
Mass Media America: 1972-1992*
Media and Politics: Covering the Presidential Campaign*
Persuasion, Propaganda and the Public Opinion*
Writing Drama and the Documentary*(seminar)

2. Political Science:
American Political Parties and Pressure Groups*
The American Political System
The American Presidency*(seminar)
Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
Contemporary Political Thought
Fundamentals of Political Science*
International Relations*
The Life and Times of Albert Camus*(seminar)
Politics and the Media*
Rochester Government and Politics*
Select Problems in Political Theory*(seminar)
United States Foreign Policy
United States Involvement in Southeast Asia*
Western Europe Comparative Politics
World Politics

Rochester Institute of Technology, (Rochester, NY)
(Graduate Program, Film & Animation MFA Degree)
Scriptwriting for Film and Video
Scriptwriting for Animators

SUNY Brockport, (Brockport, NY)
(Political Science)
International Relations
Comparative European Studies

The University of Rochester, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, (Rochester, NY)
(Political Science)
Political Theory
Comparative politics


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