I received my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, and I taught graduate and undergraduate media industry courses at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. My entertainment industry experience includes positions in film and television development, production, marketing, distribution and legal affairs. I served as Vice President of Programming and Production for the German media conglommerate KirchMedia, working in Hollywood and overseeing television co-productions and arranging international distribution with the major studios.
I teach courses within the Electronic Media Leadership Program, where we explore the changing electronic media landscape, and prepare graduates to be leaders in the media industries of today and tomorrow.
My research explores entertainment industry structures and practices, media regulations and policies, the interplay between U.S. and global media markets, and how new technologies are shaping the media business models of the future.