Professors

John Barsotti

John Barsotti

Professor
Advisor: Audio Production

John Barsotti, Ph.D. has taught in the BECA department for more than 35 years, mentoring students in audio production and sound design.


Betsy Blosser

Betsy Blosser

Professor
Advisor: Media & Social Change

Betsy Blosser, Ph.D. focuses on giving students a unique production experience, taking them through a two-course series that begins by producing a video for a local nonprofit and then sends students overseas to do the same for a deserving NGO.


Melissa Camacho

Melissa Camacho

Associate Professor
Advisor: TV Theory & Media Criticism

Melissa Camacho, Ph.D. has a deep interest in TV and international relations. She earned several degrees in Government and International Affairs, and has worked for the U.N., the U.S. House of Representatives, and CNN.


Jiyoung Cha

Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Media Management, New Media, Audience Behavior

Jiyoung Cha, Ph.D. develops and teaches courses on media management/economics, new media systems, research methods, and media entrepreneurship.


Chris Clemens

Christopher Clemens

Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Directing, Studio Production, Media Effects, Gender & Sexuality in Media

Dr. Clemens is an experienced director/producer in single camera and studio productions with a particular passion for sitcoms.


Marie Drennan

Marie Drennan

Associate Professor
Advisor: Writing & Social Media

Marie Drennan teaches courses in scriptwriting for radio and television, writing for interactive and new media, and analysis of the social impact of new media/social media technologies.


Marty Gonzalez

Marty Gonzalez

Professor
Advisor: News for Electronic Media

Marty Gonzalez is weekend anchor of KRON 4 Morning News Weekend. He has also traveled the world as a reporter, and he now inspires his students to create quality broadcast journalism.


Oscar Guerra

Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Audiovisual Production, Social Change, Critical Thinking, Latino Empowerment

Dr. Guerra is a researcher, producer and educator. His primary research interests include critical educational technologies among low-income Latino students and organic educational technologies. He is currently an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University in the BECA Department. Dr. Guerra has also been a faculty member at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was an adjunct professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Dina Ibrahim

Dina Ibrahim

Associate Professor
Advisor: Broadcast Journalism

Dina Ibrahim has been teaching radio and TV news production since 2003. She has also reported and produced for the BBC World Service Radio in London, UPI in Cairo, CNN in Atlanta, NPR in Austin, KPOO-FM in San Francisco and ArabicTV in San Jose.


Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby

Associate Professor
Advisor: Sound Production for EM

Jeff Jacoby practices sound art and design, radio production, directing, producing, writing, and performing, and happily serves as Associate Professor of Audio and Radio at SF State. He has been recognized numerous times for his work.


Hamid Khani

Hamid Khani

Professor
Advisor: TV Aesthetics and Creativity

Hamid Khani has extensive experience in the industry as a media producer director and communication consultant and is an award-winning producer.


Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Professor

Dr. Patterson's primary teaching responsibility is in the area of interactive media technologies and research.


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Nancy Sami Reist

Professor
Advisor: Theory, Environmental Communication
Email: sami@sfsu.edu

Dr. Reist currently serves as the BECA graduate coordinator. Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between evolving media technologies and creativity, culture, politics and the environment.


Vinay Shrivastava

Vinay Shrivastava

Professor
Department Chair, Advisor: Audio Production, Sound Aesthetics

Vinay Shrivastava has worked in Bollywood and Hollywood, doing sound recording, production, and direction on more than 25 films.

 


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Miriam Smith

Associate Professor
Advisor: Media Management, Law

Miriam A. Smith, J.D., M.A., teaches in the areas of media law, media management and economics, media ethics and mobile media. Her words circle the globe. She's been published in the U.S. and China and quoted in U.S. and European media.


Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf

Professor
Research Interests: Uses & Effects of Electronic Media, Media Literacy, Identity Construction & Self Conception, Media Representations of Class, Disability, Gender, Geography, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Body Image, Media Power & Control, Advisor: Media Effects, Theory, Pop Culture

Wolf teaches media literacy, electronic media and social issues, and audience research. She has been active in media literacy efforts and electronic media representations of disenfranchised groups since the 1970s.


Lena Zhang

Lena Zhang

Professor
Research Interests: Aesthetics, Video Production, International Communication, Multicultural Communication and Health

Zhang has worked as producer and editor for many programs including documentaries, TV commercials, PSAs and educational programs, and was a Yale visiting scholar.