English Department faculty and staff looking at camera for group photo


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

David Jenemann
Professor, Dean of the Honors College
Area of Expertise: Film and Television, Critical Theory, Modernism, Twentieth Century Literature

Daae Jung
Area of Expertise and Research: psychoanalysis, critical theory, Marxism, film theory, and contemporary American literature.

Todd McGowan
Professor, Director of Film and Television Studies
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.

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

Hyon Joo Yoo
Associate Professor
Area of Expertise: East Asian Cinema, Postcolonial Studies, Gender Studies, psychoanalysis, Marxism, Globalization and Media.


Affiliated Faculty

Madsen Minax
Assistant Professor, School of the Arts Program in Art and Art History
Area of Expertise: time-based media, films, video, sound works, and other interdisciplinary visual projects.

Helen Morgan-Parmett
Associate Professor, Program in Theatre and Dance, Director of Speech and Debate
Area of Expertise:Critical media studies; media geography; television studies; production studies; media and identity.

Bridget Levine-West
Assistant Professor, School of World Languages and Cultures, Program in German, Russian and Hebrew
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 Mary Lou Kete

(802) 656-4040


FTS Program Director

Film and Television Program Director
Professor Todd McGowan

Undergraduate Advising Director

Please email English.Dept@uvm.edu


Administrative Staff

Administrative Coordinator
Holly Brevent


Administrative Assistant
Beth Wilbur


Administrative Assistant
Lynn Cawthon




The English department is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday with limited access. To best get in touch with us please Email us.

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