Faculty

Faculty for the University at Albany major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Documentary Studies include:

Gerald Zahavi, Professor, Documentary Studies and Department of History, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies B.A. concentration in Documentary Studies.  Prof. Zahavi is currently producing Red Montana, a video documentary based on his award-winning article, “’Who’s Going to Dance With Somebody Who Calls You a Mainstreeter?’”For more information, visit his website.
Email:  gzahavi@albany.edu
Office:  SS 145 (mail); SS 060R
Office hours:  TBA; also by appt.

Sheila Curran Bernard, Assistant Professor, Documentary Studies Program and Department of History, and Associate Director of the concentration.  Prof. Bernard is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and author. For more information, visit her website.  
Email:  sbernard@albany.edu
Office:  SS 145 (mail); SS 060D
Office hours: Tues/Thurs 4:15-5:45 pm, also by appt.

Susan L. McCormick, Lecturer, Documentary Studies and History. Prof. McCormick teaches Introduction to Documentary Studies and oral history. She sits on the editorial board of The Oral History Review and is co-producer of the weekly radio program, Talking History.
Email: smmcormick@albany.edu
Office:  SS 145 (mail); SS 060X
Office hours: TBA; also by appt.

Julie Casper Roth, Lecturer, Documentary Studies Program and Department of Art.  Prof. Roth is an award-winning filmmaker and video artist.  She is a 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Video and one of five national recipients of the 2012 College Art Association's Professional Development Fellowship.  For more information, visit her website.
Email:  julie.casper.roth@gmail.com
Office:  SS 145 (mail); SS 060E
Office hours: Before/after class and by appointment

Katherine Van Acker, Lecturer, Documentary Studies Program and Journalism Program.  Prof. Van Acker is an award-winning photojournalist and photo editor and the director of PresStock at The Image Works in Woodstock, New York.  For more information, visit her website.
Email:  kva@katherinevanacker.com
Office hours: Thu 4:30-5:35 pm and 8:35pm-9:35pm, in SLG02, or by appointment in HU 117B. Email anytime.

Affiliated Faculty

Art Department
Adam Frelin, Assistant Professor of Art
Phyllis Galembo, Professor of Photography, Department of Art
Daniel S. Goodwin, Associate Professor of Digital Media & Photography

Communications Department
Teresa M. Harrison, Professor and Interim Chair
William Husson, Lecturer
Nancy Roberts, Professor of Communication and Director of the University at Albany Journalism Program

Journalism Program
Nancy Roberts, Director

Music Department
Robert Gluck, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the university at Albany Electronic Music Studio

Women’s Studies Department
Vivien Ng, Associate Professor and Chair