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.
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.
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.
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.
R. Alan Ray, 1987, Assistant Professor, Communication; B.S., Memphis State University, 1977; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1986.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.3048 - Office: Psy/Comm Bldg Rm. 17
Professor Ray teaches Media Production.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Professor Kasser teaches Photography and Digital Photography.
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.