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Film Studies
John Lessard
Program Director
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211


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.
Phone: 209.946.3048 - Office: Psy/Comm Bldg Rm. 17

Professor Ray teaches Media Production.


Email icon Courtney Lehmann, 1998, 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.

 John Lessard, 2006, Program Director, Film Studies; Associate Professor, English; B.A., Rice University, 1997; M.A., University of Pennsylvania 1999; Ph.D., 2006.
Wendell Phillips Center, Rm. WPC 139 - Phone: 209.946.3067

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

Professor McCarthy teaches Screenwriting and Introduction to Film Production.  

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, 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, Associate 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.

Religious & Classical Studies

Email icon George Randels Jr., 1996, Professor, 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.

Theatre Arts

Email Link for Gary Armagnac Gary Armagnac, 2001, Associate Professor & Director; B.A., Speech and Theatre, Iona College, 1974; M.F.A., Acting and Directing, California State University, Long Beach, 1993. 
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2052 - Office: DeMarcus Brown Studio Theatre Building, Room 6

Email Link for Cathie McClellan Cathie McClellan, 2002, Associate Professor; B.A., Brigham Young University, 1975; M.F.A., University of Arizona, 1989. Cathie is also an award winning costume and make-up designer.
Webpage - Phone: 209.946.2051 - Office: DeMarcus Brown Studio Theatre Building, Room 3

Visual Arts

Email icon Brett DeBoer, 1999, Associate Professor, 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.