Directory

Faculty

Dr. Jonathan Crane

Department of Communications Studies

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Jonathan Crane is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Communication Studies. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in Communications from the Institute of Communications...

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Daniela Cunico Dal Pra, PhD

Languages and Culture Studies

Teaching Professor
dcunicod@uncc.edu

Daniela Cunico Dal Pra, PhD, received her M.A. from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Italy. Ms. Cunico Dal Pra teaches many different courses including Italian and Latin languages and literatures, History of Beauty through Western Art History, Global...

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William S. Davis

Languages and Culture Studies

Lecturer in Film Studies
COED 420
wsdavis@uncc.edu

William S. Davis is an Full-Time Professor for the Film Studies Program in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. He received his Bachelor's in Art with a concentration in Photography and Film Studies Minor from UNC Charlotte in 2004, and his...

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Dr. Tony Jackson

Department of English

Professor

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...

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Phillip Kaffen

Phillip Kaffen

Languages and Culture Studies

Assistant Professor
COED 455
pkaffen@uncc.edu

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Korinne Meier

Languages and Culture Studies

Film Studies Lecturer
COED 420
kmeier5@uncc.edu

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Sarah Minslow

Dr. Sarah Minslow

Department of English

Department Advisor
Fretwell 276B
704-687-0065
sminslow@uncc.edu

Dr. Sarah Minslow is the Director of Undergraduate Advising for the English Department. She is from North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Clemson University and remains a dedicated Tigers fan. After graduation, she moved to Australia, where she earned her Ph.D. in English with specialization in Children's Literature. She teaches courses about children's literature and human rights, including War and Genocide in Children's Literature and Refugees in Literature and Film. Dr. Minslow has been working at UNC Charlotte since 2011. She has two dogs, Henry James...

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Jay Morong

Theatre

Senior Lecturer
Robinson Hall 383
704-687-0238
jmorong@uncc.edu

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 and In The Master's House There Are Many Mansions at the New York International Fringe Festival. He has directed several productions at UNC-Charlotte including, The 25th Annual Spelling Bee, Mauritius, The Aliens and It’s A Bird, It’s...

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Dr. Mark Pizzato

Theatre

Professor
mpizzato@uncc.edu

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...

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Dr. Robert C. Reimer

Department of Languages and Culture Studies

Professor of German
rcreimer@uncc.edu

Dr. Robert Reimer is Professor of German in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. He received his Ph.D. in German Language and Literature from the University of Kansas 1971 and has taught at UNC Charlotte since 1971. Dr. Reimer teaches courses...

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Sam Shapiro

Film Studies & American Studies

Fretwell
704-687-6205
s.shapiro@uncc.edu

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 hosted a long-running, popular film series.

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Debra C. Smith

Department of Africana Studies

Associate Professor
debrasmi@uncc.edu

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...

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Rodney Stringfellow

Film Studies

Adjunct Lecturer in Film Studies
COED 420
rstringf@uncc.edu

Rodney Stringfellow is an Adjunct Professor of Screenwriting at University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2010 to present). He also teaches a screenwriting course at The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography & Film. Previously, Rodney was...

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Kai Werbeck

Kai Werbeck

Languages and Culture Studies

Associate Professor
COED 452
kwerbeck@uncc.edu

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