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John Lessard

John Lessard, Director of the Film Studies Program 

John Lessard, 2006, Assistant Professor, English; B.A., Rice University, 1997; M.A., University of Pennsylvania 1999; Ph.D., 2006.

Professor Lessard teaches Aesthetics of Film; Major Filmmakers; Film, Literature and the Arts; and Film History.

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Location: Wendell Phillips Center, Rm. WPC 139
Phone: 209.946.3067

Patti McCarthy

Patti McCarthy

Patti McCarthy, Visiting Assistant Professor, English/Psychology; B.A. University of the Pacific, 1989; English; M.A., University of the Pacific, 1991; Film Production; M.F.A., University of Southern California, 1995; Ph.D., 2004.

Professor McCarthy teaches Screenwriting and Introduction to Film Production.

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Location: Wendell Phillips Center, Rm. WPC 129
Phone: 209.946.7360

In addition to the primary Film Studies faculty listed above, the interdisciplinary Film Studies Program draws from the expertise of faculty across the College of the Pacific who cover specialty areas of the film curriculum. These faculty members are listed below by department.


Email icon Teresa Bergman, 2006, Associate Professor, Communication; B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1978; M.A., San Francisco State University, 1991; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2001.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.7602 - Office: Psy/Comm Bldg Rm. 5

Professor Bergman teaches Documentary Film as Persuasive Communication.

Email icon R. Alan Ray, 1987, Assistant Professor, Communication; B.S., Memphis State University, 1977; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1986.
External website Webpage - Phone: 209.946.3048 - Office: Psy/Comm Bldg Rm. 17

Professor Ray teaches Media Production.


Email icon Courtney Lehmann, 1998, Associate Professor, English; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991; M.A., Indiana University, 1994; Ph.D., 1998. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Professor Lehmann teaches Shakespeare.

Modern Languages & Literature

Email icon Katherine Golsan, 1994, Professor, Modern Languages & Literature (French); B.A., Colgate University, 1976; M.A., University of North Carolina, 1980; Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1988. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2449 - Office: WPC-Annex 251

Professor Golsan teaches French Cinema.

Email icon Jie Lu, 1996, Professor and Chair, Modern Languages & Literature (Chinese); B.A., Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute, Beijing, 1982; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1990; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1996.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2917 - Office: WPC-Annex 252

Professor Lu teaches Asian Cinemas.

Email icon Traci Roberts-Camps, 2005, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages & Literature (Spanish); B.A., Willamette University, 1999; M.A., University of California, Riverside, 2001; Ph.D., 2004.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2343 - Office: WPC-Annex 248

Professor Roberts-Camps teaches Latin American Women Directors.

Email icon Elena Savelieva-Thompson, 1992, Russian Area Studies Instructor; B.A., St. Petersburg State University (Russia), 1969; M.A. St. Petersburg State University, 1971.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2916 - Office: WPC-Annex 250

Professor Savelieva-Thompson teaches Contemporary Russian Film.

Religious & Classical Studies

Email icon George Randels Jr., 1996, Associate Professor and Chair, Religious & Classical Studies; B.A., University of Iowa, 1984; M.A.R., Yale University, 1987; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1994. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2969 - Office: WPC-Annex 151-C

Professor Randels teaches Religion and Cinema.

Visual Arts

Email icon Brett DeBoer, 1999, Associate Professor and Chair, Visual Arts; B.F.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1977; M.S., Parsons School of Design, 1985; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946-3097 - Office: Art Bldg #1 Rm. 112

Professor DeBoer teaches Computer Graphic Design II: Time-Based Media.

Email icon Daniel Kasser, 1984, Professor, Visual Arts; B.A., Humboldt State University, 1980; M.F.A., University of New Mexico, 1991.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.3101 - Office: Art Bldg #1 Rm. 120

Professor Kasser teaches Photography and Digital Photography.

Email icon Merrill Schleier, 1982, Professor, Visual Arts; B.A., The City College of New York, 1973; M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1976; Ph.D., 1983. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.3103 - Office: Art Bldg #2 Rm. 202

Professor Schleier teaches 20th Century European Art & Film, Contemporary World Art and Art in the United States: 1865-1945.