Faculty MemberRob Edelman


Phone: (518) 442-4020

Fax: (518) 442-4807

Campus office: FA 323

Areas of Expertise: Baseball and film


Rob Edelman is a contributing editor of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide and film commentator on WAMC (Northeast) Public Radio.  He offers lectures in the Speakers in the Humanities program, sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, and has presented programs at venues ranging from the National Yiddish Book Center to the Brooklyn Museum, Arkell Museum, and Atwater Kent Museum.  He is the author of Great Baseball Films and Baseball on the Web, editor of Issues on Trial: Freedom of the Press, and co-author (with his wife and creative partner, Audrey Kupferberg) of Matthau: A Life and Meet the Mertzes, a double biography of I Love Lucy's William Frawley and Vivian Vance. His byline has appeared in many reference books (including The Political Companion to American Film, International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Baseball in the Classroom: Teaching America’s National Pastime, Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Women Filmmakers and Their Films, Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, and Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide, Family Film Guide, and Movie Encyclopedia) and dozens of periodicals (from American Film and Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game to Variety and the Washington Post). Most recently, he was an interviewee on several documentaries included on the director's cut DVD of The Natural; authored an essay included on the DVD Reel Baseball: Baseball Films from the Silent Era, 1899-1926; and was a juror at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival.  He is included in Contemporary Authors.