Faculty & Staff
VELASCO, KATIE | Administrative Support Coordinator II
GATLIN, MATT | Broadcast Engineer & Instructor
CRUZ, JESUS | Manager of Technical Operations
RAMIREZ, ALBERT | Business Manager, University Times
BLOOM, ALAN (FERP) | Film and Video Directing
I am a professor specializing in film and video production in the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies. I have been a university professor for the last 43 years. I have been on the faculty here since 1981, with two years leave (82-84) to work as Program Director in charge of the Video Center at The American Film Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at Cal State LA, I taught at Temple University in Philadelphia, West Virginia State College and California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. As a director, producer and/or writer I have made more than 300 films and video tapes in the last 52 years.M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts Professor; Film and Video Directing EMAIL: [email protected] OFFICE: MUS 2451
BROWN, APRIL | Journalism
CLARKE, MICHAEL | Media Studies
COX, ANTHONY (FERP)| Journalism
FIPPS, HEATHER | Narrative & Documentary Filmmaking, Editing & Post Production
Heather Fipps is a filmmaker, designer, and video editor. She earned her MFA from California State University, Los Angeles in Television, Film and Theater Production, where she is now an assistant professor in the Department of Television, Film, and Media. She works in a variety of genres including narrative and documentary films, commercials, and television shows. As an independent filmmaker, she has developed projects for clients such as the Los Angeles Children’s Court, California Air Emissions Board, and the New Jersey State Department of Health. Her design work has been seen on BBC, CBS, PBS, SyFy, and Netflix. She also works as a video designer for multi-media theatrical productions in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently, she directed the documentary: “Rio Terà De Pensieri: Process Collettivo.” The film follows Mark Bradford at the United States at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and his collaboration with Rio Terà dei Pensieri, an Italian nonprofit that creates opportunities for skill-based training and reintegration for inmates in Venice prisons. It was an official selection in the Venice Human Rights Cultural Festival.
GALLEGOS, JOSEPH A. | Cinematography
HACKEL, KRISTIINA | Department Chair | Film, Television and Screenwriting
PATEL LISS, JULIE | Associate Chair of Journalism | Digital & Data Journalism, Investigative, Public Issues & Social Justice Reporting.
MCKEEVER, JANE | Associate Chair of Production | Sound Design
MEYER, SYLKE RENE| Creative Writing, Critical Making and Interactive Storytelling
REGAN, SUZANNE | Film History, Theory and Aesthetics.
RAMIREZ, JOHN (FERP)| Documentary History, Theory and Criticism.
VILLALOBOS, LIGIAH | Television and Film Writing, Producing