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Associate Professor and Director of the Film and Television Program
Deborah Ellis

Area of Expertise: Film & Video Production, Documentary Film History and Production, Film Festivals

David Jenemann looking off camera, salt and pepper cropped hair, blue button down, holing a baseball in his right hand and wearing a baseball glove on his left hand, a pile of more baseball gloves to his left.Associate Professor
David Jenemann

Area of Expertise: Film and Television, Critical Theory, Modernism, Twentieth Century Literature

Todd McGowan

Area of Expertise: Hegel, psychoanalysis, and existentialism.

Hilary Neroni

Area of Expertise: Film and media theory, Representations of gender and race, Violence in film and on television, Women directors, Documentary film/video, Feminist theory, Psychoanalytic cultural theory and Marxism.

Associate Professor
Sarah Nilsen

Area of Expertise: Walt Disney, the popular culture of the Cold War, and cultural diplomacy.

Associate Professor
Hyon Joo Yoo

Area of Expertise: East Asian Cinema, Postcolonial Studies, Gender Studies, psychoanalysis, Marxism, Globalization and Media.


Affiliated Faculty

Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History
Madsen Minax

Area of Expertise: time-based media, films, video, sound works, and other interdisciplinary visual projects.

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, Director of Speech and Debate Program
Helen Morgan-Parmett

Area of Expertise:Critical media studies; media geography; television studies; production studies; media and identity.

Assistant Professor, Department of German and Russian
Bridget Swanson

Area of Expertise: German cinema, curricular design, contemporary film culture, and adaptation studies.

The Film and Television Program is housed in the English department.

This directory lists all faculty and affiliated faculty who contribute to the Film and Television Program. To see the full English Department faculty visit our Faculty Directory.


Department Chair 

Chair of the English Department
Professor Daniel Fogel

(802) 656-4040
Professor Fogel's Faculty Profile


FTS Program Director

Film and Television Program Director
Professor Deb Ellis
Professor Ellis' Faculty Profile


Undergraduate Advising Director

Interim Undergraduate Advising Director
Professor Valerie Rohy

Professor Rohy's Faculty Profile


Administrative Staff

Administrative Coordinator
Holly Brevent


Administrative Assistant
Julie Gundersen


Administrative Assistant
Beth Wilbur


Affiliated Staff: Foundational Writing and Information Literacy Program Assistant
Jace Jamason


The English department administrative office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. For administrative closings please check the Registrar's office.

Email: English@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-3056