James Sudalnik, Ph.D.
Professor of Communications
SAC 1160 | 310.243.3099 | email@example.com
Office Hours: MW 2:30-3:45, M 6:15pm-6:45pm
- Ph.D. in Education; Curriculum, Instruction and Media (Specialty: Educational Media), 1986, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
- M.A. in Public Visual Communications (Film, Television, Photography), 1977, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
- Earned Broadcast License: FCC Third Class License with Broadcast Endorsement
- B.S., Communications in Radio/TV,1972, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
- Areas of study: Cinema, Photography, Television, Advertising, Public Relations, Psychology
- Skull and Crescent, Chi Phi
Specialty areas in television, film, audio, multimedia, new media production; media curriculum design; 30+ years experience in writing, producing, directing over 600 film, video, and multimedia programs for local, regional, and national markets; voting member, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS-Emmys); numerous national affiliations including SMPTE, IATSE, IDA, WEST, AECT, AFI, IATSE, IFP-WEST, ASCD, AAUP, CGMS.
Producer, Director, Author and Screenwriter; recipient of Telly, Communicator, Aegis, and National Federation of Local Cable Programmers National Festival video awards; Society for Technical Communications, Writing and Design Award; expert on high definition television, future digital television systems; media production facilities design consultant; producer of documentaries on indigenous peoples (Maya, Inca, Kuna Indians), archeological ruins (Mexico, Central America, Thailand, South America, England), educational innovations; new digital cinema proponent, researcher of visual literacy and new media technologies.
- Chair (1998-2000 and 2006-2007)
- Coordinator, Instructional Television Coordinator, Instructional Television (1987-2006)
- Coordinator, Instructional Development (1980-1987)
- Founder and Supervisor of Instructional Media Intern Program, 1983 (now Communications Intern Program)
- Educator at the University, Community College, and High School levels since 1972
- Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1987
- Judge, Superfest Film and Video Festival, KCET-TV, Los Angeles, California, 1986
- Judge, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Program, Beverly Hills, California, 1989
- Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, voting member for Emmy’s, 1998 to present, and Judge, National Internship Program, 1999-01
- Biographical Recordings: Who’s Who in Entertainment, 1989; Who’s Who in American Education, 1990; Who’s Who in the West, 1998-99; Who’s Who in the World, 2000-01
- Black History Month Committee Award; Significant Contributions, 1987
- Outstanding Professor Award for Surpassing Excellence in Accommodating Students with Disabilities, 1990
- Commendation; Design Committee Award, Moot Court Competition, CSUDH, 1994
- Chair, 1910 Dominguez Air Meet Committee
- Publications include book and articles on high definition television, cable television, the promotional film, wilderness evaluation, resource manuals for science teachers, and poetry.
- Five campus service awards.
- A total of $613,000 over 25 years.
Post-graduate studies include master classes with:
- American Film Institute seminars
- Scriptwriting seminars with Syd Field
- Producers on Producing seminar with Sydney
- Robert McKee Seminars
- Scriptwriting seminars
SMPTE Seminars, Vilmos Zsigmond
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
- HDTV Seminar