Suzanne Regan

Regan
College of Arts and Letters
Department of TV, Film and Media Studies
Office Location: MUS 249
Phone: 323-343-4060 Email: sregan@exchange.calstatela.edu

Suzanne E. Regan, Ph.D.

California State University Los Angeles

sregan@calstatela.edu

323-343-4206

Professor of Television Film and Media Studies

Teaching Specializations: Media History, Criticism, Gender Representation

Administrative Experience:

Host, 71st Annual University Film and Video Association Conference, California State University, Los Angeles, Summer 2017

Adviser to the University Times, CSULA Campus Newspaper

Trustee, University Film Video Foundation, 1999-2004.  Secretary, 2016-2018, Advisory Broad, University Film Video Foundation, 1983-1990, 1995-present. The University Film and Video Foundation isresponsible for administering a major endowment used to support competitively chosen film and video production completion grants each year.

Chair, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, California State University, Los Angeles  2010-2013.  Responsible for budgeting, scheduling, and staffing of a Department of serving graduate and undergraduate students. 

TVFM Project Manager for the TV Film and Media Studies Center, a $7,000,000 design and development project for CSULA, that renovation a building to incorporate a 30 thousand square foot, two story sound stage, editing and sound recording and design facilities, screening and conference rooms designed to support advanced production and graduate classes for the MA and MFA in Film, Theater and Television.  Worked with architects, planners, contractor and colleagues from across campus departments from initial concept, through design and completion.

Chair, Department of TV, Film and Media Studies, California State University, Los Angeles  2010-2013.  Responsible for budgeting, scheduling, and staffing of a Department of serving 800 graduate and undergraduate students.  Acting Chair, Department of Communication Studies, 2009-2010. Responsible for the budgeting, scheduling and staffing of a Department combining speech and media communication programs.  Member Department Transition Team, charged with developing two new Departments in Communication and TVF.

Co-Producer, along with Melinda Levin and Karla Berry of “The Rivers Project” a multinational collaborative documentary project which addresses environmental issues shares by major river systems.  Recipient of over 1$20,000 by Grants from CILECT, AVID, Panasonic and UFVA. 2007-2008.  River Film premiered at CILECT Congress in Beijing, November 2008.  Received multiple festival invitations and awards.

Co-Director of the TV Film and Theater MFA, 2010-12   Responsible for recruitment, admission and program development for the Masters of Fine Art in TV, Film and Theater, with specializations in performance, production and dramatic writing. Worked with colleagues from theater and dance to develop the new collaborative MFA. Director of Graduate Studies, Telecom/Film MA, Department of Communication Studies, 2006-2007, 2001-2004, responsible for recruitment, admissions and maintenance of progress records for graduate students, act as liaison to College of Arts and Letter Graduate Faculty Committee, lead Department Graduate Faculty in the development of program and policies, coordinate comprehensive exams, primary graduate student adviser.

Appointee of the California State Board of Education to the Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Framework and Criteria Committee, providing content expertise in the development of the 2002 K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Framework used as basis for curriculum development in the arts for the California Public Schools, 2002.  Framework Published 2004. 

Appointee of the California State Board of Education to the Instructional Resources Evaluation Panel, recommending preferred texts in the area of Visual and Performing Arts for state-wide K-12 adoption, 1997-98.

President, University Film and Video Association, 2002-2004.  The University Film and Video Association, founded in 1948 is one of the two major academic associations dealing with Media research and Study in North America. The UFVA is also the North American branch of CILECT, the International Congress of Schools of Cinema and Television.  Immediate Past President (Board Position) 2004-2006.  President –elect, (Board Position) University Film and Video Association, 2001-2002.

    Editor, Journal of Film and Video, 1997-2002.

    In its 68th year of publication, one of the two blind peer-reviewed journals in the field of film and

    video research and education published in the United States.  One of the oldest film studies journals

    still in publication with an international readership and place in the major Film Study Centers and

    University Libraries worldwide.

Delegate, Women and Leadership Symposium, Oxford University, Oxford, England, Spring 2005.

Head of U.S. Delegation to CILECT (International Congress of Schools of Film and Television, Helsinki Finland, Spring 2004.  Responsible for leading the U.S. Delegation, coordinating the U.S. Media Initiatives, and securing the U.S. vote when a country by country vote was required.

Planning Committee, Theory for Practice Project, CILECT (International Congress of the Schools of Film and Television) 2002-2004.  The Project involves setting up five international meetings to deal with the theoretical issues around teaching film and television production.

Department of Communication Studies Associate Chair.  Work in concert with Chair on faculty and staff recruitment, student development and fiscal planning.  Associate Chair for Broadcasting, Director of Broadcasting.  Responsible for program development, managing schedules, internship program, financial planning and policy and procedures for the Broadcasting major.

Evaluation and Tenure Committees, Budget Committees, Student Policy and Administrative Review.  WASC Accreditation:  Student Satisfaction Subcommittee. 

Secretary, University Film and Video Association, 1983-84, Board of Directors, 1985-1986, and 1997-1998.

Program Chair, University Film and Video Association's 39th Conference,

          "Hollywood in Transition,” Summer 1985.

   Publications:

    "Bad Teacher, Bad Judgement, Bad Intentins, or Abuse?" chapter, Suzanne Regan, Screen Lessons: What We Have Learned From Teachers On Television and In The Movies, editors: Mary M. Dalton and Laura R. Linder,

     Peter Lang, 2017.

    A Gendered Gaze: Media Perceptions of Self and Sexuality, content contributor and editor by Suzanne Regan, Cognella, 2016.

 “Embedded Theories of Violence,” published proceeding of the Beyond Theory Conference, Cardiff, Wales, November 2003.

Contributor to "Guide to Faculty Advancement: Annual Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure, by Peter Bukalski, University Film and Video Association Monograph No. 7, Summer 2000.

“Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen” review of book by Alexis Krasilovsky, Journal of Film and Video, Summer 1998, pp.58-60.

"Teaching Visual Analysis Using CAV Interactive Videodisc Technology, in The Electronic Classroom: a Handbook for Education in the Electronic Environment, edited by Erwin Boschmann, Meckler, 1995.

Contributor to "Guide for Nontenured Faculty Members: Annual Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure, edited by Peter Bukalski, University Film and Video Association Monograph No. 6, Fall 1993.

"Sunny Side of Life," film review,   Southern Quarterly, vol. 26, no. 2,  Winter  1988, pp. 110-111.

"The History of Network Television in the United States:  Beginnings to 1960"  AFI Course File,  University Film and Video Association Monograph No. 5,  January 1986, pp. 44-48.

Film and Video Production:

Co-Producer, along with Melinda Levin and Karla Berry of “The Rivers Project” a multinational collaborative documentary project which addresses environmental issues shares by major river systems.  Recipient of over 1$20,000 by Grants from CILECT, AVID, Panasonic and UFVA. 2007-2008.  River Film premiered at CILECT Congress in Beijing, November 2008.  Received multiple festival invitations and awards.

Executive Producer, copy editor, Interactive DVD Issue, Journal of Film and Video 54:1, Spring 2002

Executive Producer, copy editor,  Interactive CD-ROM Issue Editor, Journal of Film and Video, 52:3, Fall 2000.

Executive Producer, Journal of Film and Video, 51:2, CD-ROM issue, Summer 1999.

Creative Consultant, Producer and Editor, "Fountain Valley District Track Meet, 1983” Cablecast June, July 1983, Fountain Valley, California.  Public access community cable project discussed in Community Television Review, Winter 1984.

Creative Consultant, Producer, "KBS (Kid's Broadcasting System) News" a public access project of the Fountain Valley School District, Cablecast July, August 1982, Fountain Valley, California, discussed in Community Television Review, Winter 1984.

Director, Writer, Cinematographer and Editor of Summer in the Parks, a 16mm color film produced for the Portland (Maine) Parks and Recreation Department, 1974.

Academic Experience:

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Television Film and Media Studies Program,

California State University, Los Angeles, 1978-present.

 

Educational Background:

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ph.D. in Mass Communication, 

    Dissertation: The Utilization of the Film Medium by American Art Museums, 1981

University of California at Los Angeles, MA in Film-Critical Studies,

    Thesis: Fantasy in Children's Films, 1974

Center for Understanding Media, Summer Institute, New York City, 1973

Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, BA, 1971, with honors

Teaching Areas:

Graduate and Undergraduate Courses

Film and Television History, Theory and Criticism

Gender and Meida

New Media Technologies

Screenwriting, Video and Film Production

Related Professional Experience:

Delegate to the November 2008 Conference of CILECT. (International Congress of Schools of Cinema and Television), Report on the Global Rivers Project, premiere of the Rivers Film.

 Delegate to the October 2006 Madrid, Spain Conference of CILECT (International Congress of Schools

    of Cinema and Television).

Delegate to the April 2002 Melbourne (Australia) Conference of CILECT. (International Congress of Schools of Cinema and Television)

On Line Teaching, LA Times TimesLink, On Line News Service, Family and Education Section, Inaugural Course, "Children's Media," November, 1994.

Member, Commission on Instructional Technology, 1987-1990 Chancellor's task force to incorporate computing and media technology into the California State University System's classroom instruction.

Reviewer, Wadsworth Press, Cole Publishing, film and television texts, 1987-1991.

Guest Lecturer, Universities of  Beograd and Zagreb (Yugoslavia), Faculties of Dramatic Arts, lectured on American television history and contemporary programming issues, April 1987, also lectured on the above topics at the Olympic Museum, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, April 1987.

Facilitator for the "Professors Survival Guide" Workshops given at the Society for Cinema Studies Conference, New Orleans, April 1986, University Film Video Association Conference, August 1986 and the Broadcast Education Association Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 1987.

Delegate to the November1986 Paris (France) Conference of CILECT (International Congress of Schools of Cinema and Television) and to the July 1987 CILECT. sponsored Karlovy Vary (Czechoslovakia) Student Film and Video Festival.

West Coast Regional Coordinator, National Video Festival Student Competition, Spring1986.

Judge, The American Video Conference Awards, 1987-1989.

Judge, Pre-selection Committees, Datsun FOCUS Screenwriting Competition, 1980-1986.

Toured Israel, Egypt and Jordan for the U.S.I.A. Arts American Program and the Motion Picture Academy with student Academy Award winning films, October 1984.

Co-author, along with Caren Deming, Ph.D. "Proposal to Develop BFA/MFA Degree Programs in FILM/VIDEO/SOUND in the California State University System" 

Principal author of the revised BA Program in Broadcasting, California State University, Los Angeles, 1983.

Panel Chair: Various regional, national and international panels, 1978-present.

    Grants:

Producer along with Melinda Levin and Karla Berry of “The Rivers Project” a multinational collaborative documentary project which addresses environmental issues shares by major river systems.  Funded by Grants from CILECT, AVID, Panasonic and UFVA.

American Communities Grant, CSULA College of Arts and Letters, for research on media representation of the LA River, 2007-2008.

CSULA Instructional Technology Initiative Implementation Award, Rethinking and Retooling for the Electronic Classroom: (BCST 328) History of Broadcasting and Film, utilizing digital imagery, CD-ROM and World Wide Web, 1997.

CSULA Instructional Technology Lottery Grants, Computer Technology

Classroom for Teaching Communications and Broadcasting Telecommunications Based

Courses, with Beryl Bellman, 1994-1995.

Roybal Institute for Applied Gerontology, Research Development Grant, with Beryl Bellman, to develop a proposal for computer communication interface for elder learners, Spring 1993.

Digital Equipment Corporation, with Beryl Bellman and Bestnet faculty, 1991-92, Equipment Donation Grant for Technology research and dissemination.

Canadian Embassy Faculty Enrichment Grant to develop a course in Canadian Media and Culture.  1990. 

Winter 1990 Creative Leave (Program Change Proposal) from CSULA, to develop discipline based teaching applications for videodisc interactivity and computer communications.

1989/90 Discipline Based Training Program Grant, from CSULA, to develop a training seminar for colleagues on interactive videodisc and computer communications.

CSULA Instructional Technology Grants, 1988-89, 1989-90, to develop interactive computer and videodisk instruction facilities for broadcasting classes.

Papers Presented:

---over 70 papers in television history and criticism, faculty development, and in the areas of new media technologies, international media and cultural institutions presented at national and international media conferences:

Honors:

Lifetime Achievement Award, University Film and Video Association, 2009

Grand Marshal, California State University Los Angeles 2009 Honors Convocation and Commencement

CSULA Distinguished Woman Award 2005

Faculty Honorary Member, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1992

International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women, 1987

Outstanding Young Women in America, 1981, 1982

Graduate Fellowship, UCLA, 1972-73

Simmons Honor Society, 1970-71

Sarah Oren Jewett Scholarship, Simmons College, 1970-71

Simmons College Scholarship, 1967-71