Carolyn Anderson

Carolyn Anderson, Professor of Film techniques, Film and television criticism; Media ethics; Media historiography at the University of Massachussetts (Amherst).

Author or co-author of Reality Fictions: The Films of Frederick Wiseman; Documentary Dilemmas: Frederick Wiseman's "Titicut Follies"; "Diminishing Degrees of Separation: Class Mobility in Movies of the Reagan-Bush Era"; "Film and Literature"; "Biographical Film." Current research includes work on autobiographical film and video produced by Asian Americans and the contemporary Hollywood biopic.

 Education
Ph.D. Communication Studies, University of Massachusetts, 1984. Dissertation: "Documentary Dilemmas: An Analytic History of Frederick Wiseman's Titicut Follies.

 Communication Studies, University of Massachusetts, 1979.

 Graduate Course Work: University of Hawai'i, Wichita State University, University of Paris-La Sorbonne, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, 1962-75. B.A. English, with French minor, Kansas State University, cum laude, 1961. Honors thesis: "The Character of 'The Stranger' in the French Novel."

Teaching Experience
Professor (2003-present), Associate Professor (1990-2003), Assistant Professor (1984-90), Lecturer (1981-84), Teaching Associate (1979-81), Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts.
Undergraduate Courses: Modes of Film Communication, Film History I and II, Broadcast News and Public Affairs, Introduction to Mass Communication, Principles and Techniques of Film-making, Program Process in Television, Advanced Television Production/Direction, Italian Film, Film Styles and Genres, Film and Society, Documentary Film, American Cinema and the Sixties, TV Genres.
Graduate Courses: The Documentary Enterprise, Media Historiography, Film-TV Genre Theory and Criticism, Qualitative Research Methods. Teaching Assistant, then Associate, Rhetoric Program, University of Massachusetts (1976-78).
Teacher, tenured, Farrington High School, Honolulu, HI (1970-75).
Teacher, tenured, Kepner Junior High School, Denver, CO (1961-66).