Daniela Cunico Dal Pra
Interim Director of Film Studies
Languages and Culture Studies

Education Ph.D. in Romance Languages, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. (2017) M. A. in Teaching Italian and Latin Language and Literature, Provveditorato agli Studi di Vicenza and Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy. (2000) M.A. Laurea in Lettere e Filosofia. Università degli Studi di Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy. (1993) Appointments Interim Director […]

William S. Davis
Film Studies Program
Interdisciplinary Studies / Communication Studies

Film Studies Program Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Department of Communication Studies Biography: William S. Davis is a professor in the Film Studies Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. He received his Bachelor’s in Art with a concentration in Photography and Film Studies Minor from UNC Charlotte in 2004, and his Master’s in Liberal Studies […]

Justin Evans
Part Time Adjunct
Film Studies

Justin Evans is a poet and electrician and a few other adjacent things. He’s served as co-editor of Vanilla Sex Magazine and poetry editor of QU. His poetry has appeared in Gutslut Press, Blood Orange Review, Defunct magazine, and elsewhere. His writing credits for the stage include A Tonguey Kiss for Samuel Davidson, Satan v. […]

Jason Giersch
Associate Professor
Political Science

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Tony Jackson
Department of English

Subject: English Biography: Dr. Tony Jackson is a professor in the English department. He earned his B.A. from University of South Carolina, his M.A. from University of Oregon and his Ph.D. from UCLA. He teaches many different courses including British Literature, Narrative Theory, Fiction Writing, Modern Irish Literature, Books into Films and a graduate film […]

Philip Kaffen
Assistant Professor
Languages and Culture Studies
COED 455
Jay Morong
Senior Lecturer
Robinson Hall 383

Jay Morong is an educator, film programmer, director, actor and theatrical video designer. His theatrical video design work includes: Hamlet, The Purple Flower, The Colored Museum, The Winter’s Tale, Nocturne and [sic] all at UNC Charlotte; Tales of the Lost Formicans at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Requiem For New Orleans, Simple Thoughts […]

Mark Pizzato

Subject: Theatre Biography: Dr. Mark Pizzato (Professor of Theatre) teaches screenwriting and various topics courses in film at UNC Charlotte, along with theatre history, drama, and performance theory. He holds a Ph.D. in English from UW-Milwaukee, an MFA in dramatic writing from the Catholic University of America, and a BA from Notre Dame. Productions of […]

Sam Shapiro
Film Studies & American Studies

Sam Shapiro has taught courses in Film Studies and American Studies at UNC-Charlotte for 25 years. He specializes in a variety of subjects, including “Alfred Hitchcock”, “Stanley Kubrick”, “American Cinema of the 1970s”, “History of Silent Cinema” and “Crime in American Film & Literature”. Sam recently retired from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, where he programmed and […]

Debra C. Smith
Associate Professor
Department of Africana Studies

Biography: Debra C. Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies. She teaches courses in film, culture and history. She teaches Black Images in the Media, a course that examines the stereotypical images of blacks in film and television from the 1900s to the present. Her research and teaching interest include e-Black […]

Rodney Stringfellow
Adjunct Lecturer in Film Studies
Film Studies

Biography: Rodney Stringfellow is an educator and screenwriter who has written on children’s series for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Disney Channel, PBS Kids and Sesame Workshop. In 2012, he was honored with two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing/Animation and Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series. He is the writer and director of the short film, […]

Kai Werbeck
Associate Professor
Languages and Culture Studies

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