Film History | Film THeory
Phd: Duke University

Dr. Ted Hovet has been teaching film studies at WKU since 1995. He regularly teaches Intro to Cinema, World Cinema, History of Narrative Film, and Film Theory. His scholarly interests are in early cinema, film festivals, and film pedagogy.



Women in Film
PhD: Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Dawn Hall teaches film, English, popular culture studies and gender at WKU. She has published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of American independent women filmmakers, including her book, ReFocus: The films of Kelly Reichardt (Edinburgh UP).



World Cinema
PhD: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Dr. Marla Zubel studies and teaches twentieth century literature and film in a global context. Her current research examines a neglected archive of Eastern European cultural encounters with the Third World. She is particularly interested in the ways writers and filmmakers of the former Socialist Bloc turned to documentary, and other non-fiction genres and forms, in order to represent the relationship between the local and the global at the height of the Cold War.



MFA: Chapman University

Jessica Folk teaches screenwriting and film adaptation. Her feature film script, Poster Girl, has placed in screenplay contests and festivals across the country. She wrote the short film, Five, which was featured in Badami Productions’ African American Film Series. Jessica is currently co-producing a new short film, which will be heading into production in 2018.