Ph.D. North Carolina State University (2011)
M.A. University of Iowa (2007)
B.A. University of New Orleans (2004)
“Subscribing to Governmental Rationality: HBO and the AIDS Epidemic.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 11.2 (June, 2014), 120-138.
"HBO and the Story of AIDS." Communication Currents 9.3 (June, 2014)
“Public Service Entertainment: HBO’s Interventions in Politics and Culture” in Media Interventions. Kevin Howley (ed). (New York: Peter Lang, 2013), 127-142.
“Beyond Netflix and TiVo: Rethinking HBO Through the Archive.” FlowTV.org, May 21, 2010
“Joanna Newsom Covers in the Blogosphere” in Visions of Joanna Newsom. Bradley W. Buchanan (ed). (Sacramento, CA: Roan Press, 2010).
“Invisible Children and the Cyberactivist Spectator.” Nebula 6.4 (December, 2009), 40-55.
Before earning his Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media at North Carolina State University, Dr. Pepper earned an M.A. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Drama & Communication from the University of New Orleans. His work has appeared in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Nebula, FlowTV, and Culture Machine. He has also contributed book chapters to several edited collections and is working on a book project on HBO’s HIV/AIDS programming.
M.F.A., Governors State University – Independent Film and Digital Imaging
B.A., Columbia College Chicago – Television Production
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Cinema Studies
Ph.D. Ohio University, School of Interpersonal Communication (Rhetorical Studies & Media Studies)
M.A. Ohio University, School of Interpersonal Communication (Rhetorical Studies)
B.S.J. Ohio University, E. W. Scripps School of Journalism (News Editorial Journalism)
Bell-Jordan, K. E. (2011). Still subscribing to stereotypes: Constructions of black masculinity in popular magazines. In M. P. Hopson, & R. L. Jackson (Eds.), Masculinity in the Black imagination: Politics of communicating race and manhood. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
Bell-Jordan, K. E. (2010). Forward. In J. Tischauser, Anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bias in American newspapers: How they reported the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah and Israeli-Hamas wars (pp. i-iv). Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.
Bell-Jordan, K. E. (October, 2008). Black.White and a Survivor of The Real World: Constructions of race on reality TV. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 25(4), 353-372.
Bell-Jordan, K. E. (December, 2007). Speaking fluent “joke”: Pushing the racial envelope through comedic performance on Chappelle’s Show. Performance Research, 12(3),74-90.
Bell, K.E., Orbe, M.P., Drummond, D.K., & Camara, S.K. (Winter, 2000). Accepting the challenge of centralizing without essentializing: Black Feminist Thought and African American women’s communicative experiences. Women’s Studies in Communication, 23 (1), 41-62.
Bell, K. E. (1998). The more they change, the more they remain the Same: Representations of African American womanhood on Living Single. In T. McDonald, & T. Ford-Ahmed (Eds.), Nature of a sistuh: Black women’s lived experiences in contemporary culture (pp. 197-222). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
M.F.A. The University of Iowa
Time with Leo
Art That Moves: Animation Around the World
Directed "Becky Shaw" at NEIU
M.A., Speech & Performing Arts, Northeastern Illinois University
B.A., Communication Arts & Sciences, Dominican University
Around the World in Eighty Days, NEIU
The Waiting Room, NEIU
M.F.A., Northwestern University
B.A., Hope College
Sarah JHP Fabian has designed and worked on over 150 theatrical stage productions throughout storefronts in Chicago and Chicagoland area as well as regionally at universities and colleges in the Midwest. Her design work was exhibited at the 2012 Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic, and her photography was shown at the 2013 See.Me exhibition in New York. She is a company member with Two Pence Theatre Company in Chicago as its Resident Scenic and Properties Designer, and Director of Internship Programming. She also works as a freelance photographer and fine artist.
M.F.A., Directing- Northwestern University
BFA, Acting- New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Adam is an accomplished director with a long history developing critically and nationally acclaimed new work. He brings credits and assistant credits at Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, CityLit, Redtwist, The Side Project, Bristol Riverside Theatre, South Bend Civic Theatre, and leading companies across Chicago and the east coast. One of Chicago’s leading voice and dialect coaches, Adam has vocally designed nearly sixty productions in Chicago with his work praised by Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune as “remarkable." As an arts leader, he has helped to build, shape, and support major institutions such as Bristol Riverside Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, and William Morris Endeavor. Adam previously taught at Columbia College Chicago and Northwestern University before joining NEIU. In addition to his time on campus, Adam continues to serve young artists as the head of musical theatre at Actors Training Center in Wilmette. His other interests include his wife, young son, a dog and cat, baseball, golf, crossfit, and his amazing neighborhood in Evanston. MFA-Directing, Northwestern University, BFA-Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
M.F.A. Northwestern University
M.F.A. Southern Illinois University
B.A. Northeast Louisiana University
B.F.A - Theatre/Musical Theatre, University of Michigan-Flint
M.F.A - Acting, Michigan State University
Leslie has been working as an Artist/Educator in the Midwest Region for over a decade. In addition to working on stage and screen and off, she works as a voice-over artist, audio book narrator, and amateur photographer. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity. Some regional theatres include Williamston Theatre, Tipping Point Theatre, Performance Network Theatre , The Henry Ford Museum, Metropolis Performing Arts, Idle Muse, Dandelion Theatre and Quest Theatre Ensemble.
Ph.D., Radio/TV/Film, Northwestern University 1992
M.A., Radio/TV/Film, Northwestern University 1985
B.A., Speech Communication, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1983
“What Puts the ‘Me’ in Media? An Umphaloskeptic Meditation on Television and Identity.” In Speaking Up and Acting Out: Women and the Media, ed. Ann Russo and Sandra Jackson. Peter Lang, Inc., 2002.
(with Elizabeth Kelly) “In Goldilocks’ Footsteps: Exploring the Discursive Construction of Gay Masculinity in Bear Magazines.” In Opposite Sex: Lesbians and Gay Men Writing About Each Other’s Sexuality, ed. Sara Miles and Eric Rofes. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
“The Ideology of Freshness in Feminine Hygiene Commercials.” In d’Acci, et al., eds. Feminist Television Criticism: A Reader. London: Oxford University Press, 1997.
M.F.A. Michigan State University (Production Design)
B.A. Ashland University (Scene & Lighting Design)
G. "Max" Maxin IV works also a freelance theatrical designer in Chicago & is one of the co-founders of Another Door Theatre Project. Favorite Design Credits include: Gypsy, Little Women, Cabaret, Bare (Another Door); Urinetown (Jeff Nomination Lighting), Three Days of Rain, Next to Normal, (BoHo); The Nance, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Angry Fags, Design for Living, The Submission, Book of Merman (Pride Films & Plays); First Date (Royal George); Spamalot (Nightblue); From These Fatal Loins, Home Before Dark (The Ruckus), & Story of a Story (The Untold Story) (Underscore).
Ph.D. Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan (2013)
M.A. Literature and Film, North Carolina State University (2008)
B.A. English and Art, Northern Illinois University (2003)
Fade to Gray: Aging in American Cinema. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016 (co-authored with Timothy Shary)
“Sending Camp to Kids: When John Waters and Paul Rubens Brought Queer Politics to the Underage Set,” in Coming Out to the Mainstream: New Queer Cinema in the 21st Century. JoAnne C. Juett and David Jones, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
M.F.A. Northwestern University
Cyndi Moran teaches a variety of media production courses includingIntroduction to Video Production, Advanced Video Production, and Digital Video Editing, as well as cinema studies courses, such as Documentary Film and The Art of Film and Video. Her documentary work has been seen on the PBS series P.O.V., and in numerous national and international festivals. She has produced TV segments for WTTW and The Sundance Channel, and she has edited independent documentary productions, television shows, commercials, and programs for artists and not-for-profits.
Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
M.A. The University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Mun, S. (2013). Reality check: Rethinking the global software piracy problem. International Telecommunications Policy Review, 20, 1-26.
Mun, S. (2013). Printing press without copyright: A historical analysis of printing and publishing in Song, China. Chinese Journal of Communication, 6, 1-23.
Mun, S. (Aug. 2011). Current trends of U.S. television market part II, 2011 Biannual Report of International Television. Strategic Programming Dept. of Seoul Broadcasting System.
Mun, S. (Jan. 2011). Current trends of U.S. television market part I, 2011 Biannual Report of International Television. Strategic Programming Dept. of Seoul Broadcasting System.
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University
M.F.A., North Carolina School of the Arts
M.A. Boston University (1986)
A.L.M. Harvard (Dramatic Arts)
S.T.M. Boston University (Systematic Theology)
M.P.S. Loyola University Chicago (Pastoral Theology, focus in Religious Communication)
M.A. University of Illinois (Theater)
iSpeak! uSpeak! weSpeak!: An Introduction to Contemporary Public Speaking (2012)
Goat Troubles and Other Chicago Poems (2010)
Ode To Boston Neighborhoods: The Emerald Necklace, Bunker on the Hill, and other Tanka-Cantos (2011)
Where the Designer Came From (2011)
Tao-Te-Ching: The Way of Virtue in Leadership and Life (2012)
American Haiku (2012)
John Ross, Jr. has been a faculty member in the Department of Communication, Media, and Theatre since 2000. He teaches courses in public speaking, voice and diction, and human communication, and he holds a graduate degree in dramatic arts from Harvard University.
M.P.A. Harvard University
Professor Edie Rubinowitz teaches a variety of media and journalism courses, including Multimedia Storytelling, Mass Media and Society and News Writing. She is a freelance journalist and worked as news reporter for several years with NPR-affiliate Chicago Public Radio where she covered urban issues such as poverty, immigration, and housing. Her work has appeared on All Things Considered,Morning Edition, Marketplace and Latino USA, and she has contributed to This American Life. On the academic side, she has presented at the National Communication Association and has written for the online Journal of Media Education.
M.F.A. University of California, San Diego
B.S. Central Michigan University
Most recently directed Episode 26 (Spring '18) and End Days (Spring '17) at NEIU and reprised the role of Dave in Lounging at the Filament Theatre in Chicago (Summer '16).
Dan Wirth toured throughout the United States with The Acting Company. In New York City, he performed at the Public Theatre, the Harold Clurman Theatre, the 18th Street Playhouse, the Lamb’s Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, The American Place Theatre, and the Actor’s and Director’s Lab (AKA the Samuel Beckett Theatre.) In Europe, he performed at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Regionally, he appeared at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and the Utah and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals. He performed in plays directed by Alan Schneider, Joseph Papp, Michael Langham, Liviu Ciulei, Garland Wright, Jerry Turner, and Sharon Ott, and appeared on-stage with James Cromwell, J. T. Walsh, Jimmy Smits, Jamey Sheridan, Bob Gunton, Diane Venora, Kathleen Widdoes, David Warrilow, Alvin Epstein, Leigh Taylor-Young, Margaret Reed, Howard Korder, Wayne Knight, and Jeff Daniels. In Chicago, Dan most recently appeared in Lounging at both the Raven Theatre and the Filament Theatre. He was a Chicago Cub in the film Rookie of the Year. Dan has directed for seven Chicago area theatre companies, most recently directing The Merry Wives of Windsor for Fury Theatre. An award winning playwright, Dan’s play Used Carlotta won new play contests at the Source Theatre in Washington, D.C. and the New American Comedy Festival in Ukiah, California, and was produced each time. It was also a finalist in the National Playwrights Conference at the O'Neill Theater Center. His play Urban Renovator Blues was chosen by The Cleveland Public Theatre as part of their Eighth Festival of New Plays. In Chicago, his production of the play was featured at Cabaret Voltaire. His 10-minute play Smell the Coffee was featured at Chicago Dramatists and Shed was featured in NEIU’s recent Nuevas Voces Play Festival. Dan is also a published poet and a filmmaker. At NEIU he has directed fifteen main stage plays, four Children’s Theatre productions, and eight Summer Transition Program Drama Workshops. He appeared on stage here as a very large Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. He has also taught theatre and communication courses at Dominican University, Harper College, Daley College, Barat College, Lake Forest College, Wright College, and Oakton Community College. He has an M.F.A. from The University of California, San Diego, and a B.S. from Central Michigan University.