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I'm a college instructor with BA in Communication Studies, an MA in Film, and a duel PhD in Religious Studies and History. My background is diverse, and I'm an excellent researcher. I'm qualified to write on a variety of subjects. I have been published and have many writing examples if you're interested in viewing them. I have no problem meeting deadlines as long as they're reasonable. I'm a quick and accurate typist with a flexible and open schedule.
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Jun 1997

I teach for the Humanities Department.


Associate of Arts Degree

1995 - 1998 (3 years)

Bachelor\'s Degree in Communication Studies

1998 - 2001 (3 years)

Master\'s Degree in Film

2001 - 2003 (2 years)

Ph.D. in Religious Studies and History

2003 - 2008 (5 years)


Kemper Doctoral Fellowship (2003)

University of Missouri-kansas City

Arther Mag Doctoral Fellowship (2004)

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kemper Doctoral Fellowship (2005)

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship (2006)

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship (2007)

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Center for Religious Studies Doctoral Fellowship (2008)

University of Missouri-Kansas City


The Devil We Already Know: Medieval Representations of a Powerless Satan in Modern American Cinema

Abstract: The character of Satan has been explored repeatedly in American films, although neither film nor religion scholars have extensively investigated the topic. This article examines the medieval Christian roots of Satan as seen in American cinema and proposes that the most identifiable difference between the medieval Devil and the Satan shown in American films is his level of power over humanity. Hollywood's Satans echo medieval depictions of Satan in form, appearance, and ways of interacting wi

The Bloomsbury Companion to Religion and Film

I wrote the chapter titled "Satan and the Movies." Here is an excerpt: Filmmakers have explored the character of Satan since the advent of motion pictures. Within religious films, Satan, or the representation of evil, is oftentimes a prominent character. Because of his evil nature and established history in Western religion, Satan is the ultimate antagonist. His exact role within religion is in constant flux, and film serves as the perfect medium for exploration of his character. Many movies,