Sufian Abulohom Adjunct Instructor

Sufian Abulohom is an independent Yemeni American filmmaker living in between Los Angeles, California and Washington, DC. He grew up in Sana’a, Yemen and moved to Falls Church, Virginia when he was 15

Steve Douglas-Craig Adjunct Instructor

Steve Douglas-Craig – M.F.AAfter graduating from the American Film Institute Conservatory with an MFA in Screenwriting, Steve was recruited by Sony Pictures Entertainment to work as a Story Editor for

John Douglass Associate Professor SOC - School of Communication

John Douglass is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He has been at American for more than 30 years and through most of this time has served as director of the film and media arts division.

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Patrick Flynn Adjunct Instructor

Patrick Flynn is an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and webseries creator based in Washington, D.C. His series I Live With This won Outstanding Series and Outstanding Wr

Bagus Himawan Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Bagus Himawan is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. From New York’s high fashion runways, to a contributor for editorial magazines such as the Atlantic, Washingtonian, DC Modern Luxury, and

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Peter Kimball Adjunct Instructor

Peter Kimball is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and academic. He is a 2020 District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Fellow and is the 2022 winner of American University's Award for Outstanding Te

Frida Larios Garcia Adjunct Instructor

Frida Larios is a typo-graphic artist from El Salvador (of Indigenous/mixed ancestry). She holds a Masters of Arts in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Universit

Dara Padwo-Audick Adjunct Professorial Lect SOC - School of Communication

Dara is a seasoned media professional with over twenty-five years of experience across a variety of genres in the media landscape. Her genuine passion for telling impactful stories has taken her aroun

John Paulson Adjunct Instructor

Paulson is a veteran producer of documentaries, biographies, music specials, and arts programming. As executive producer and creative director, Paulson drives all aspects of program creation and produ

Kristian Perry Adjunct Instructor

I am a video producer, editor, and post-production manager with over 10 years of experience making award winning media. My work has been featured in the Smithsonian Institution, the Birthplace of Coun

Astrid Riecken Adjunct Professorial Lect SOC - School of Communication

Astrid Riecken is a 2022 Pulitzer prize-winning photographer, based in Washington, DC. Since 2016, Riecken has taught at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design of George Washington University and

Shaun Schroth Adjunct Instructor SOC - School of Communication

Shaun oversees the Photography Labs at American. These include the darkroom, film processing, studio, and digital work areas in the Media Production Center.

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Alexandra Silverthorne Adjunct Professorial Lect

Alexandra Silverthorne is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. She uses the camera as a means to understand and explore spatial environments and encounters. Working with both analogue and digi

Dave Taschler Adjunct Instructor

Dave Taschler is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. After graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in 1987, he started working for CBN and the Family Channel in Virginia Beach i

Elliot Wagner Adjunct Instructor

A 20 year veteran of Discovery Communications, Elliot oversees Discovery's global international content sales business and manages a vast global sales and operations team. He is responsible for the co

John Weiskopf Adjunct Professorial Lect

John Weiskopf teaches screenwriting at American University in the School of Communication, where he has taught in the MFA Film program eight years. He received an MFA in Film Production from UCLA wher

Russell Williams Distinguished Artist-in-Residence

Russell Williams is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He joined SOC after an illustrious career in Hollywood, where he won two Academy Awards for his sound work on Glory and D