Faculty and Staff


James Armstrong, Ph.D.

 PhD Boston University; MFA Western Michigan University
Minné 321

Prof. Armstrong teaches Approaches to Film and Film Genres: Science Fiction.


J Paul Johnson Ph.D.

BS, Valley City (ND) State University; MA, University of North Dakota; PhD, University of Minnesota
Minné 217

Prof. Johnson teaches Approaches to Film, World Cinema, Film Genres (Documentary/Nonfiction, Melodrama, Film Noir & Neo-Noir, War, Westerns, and Action), Film Projects (Curating Films & Series), Topics/Problems (Adaptation). His scholarship focuses primarily on adaptation and intertextuality in popular film genres; his article Adaptation and Intertextuality in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is the Warmest Color (La Vie d'Adèle—Chapitres 1 et 2) appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Literature/Film Quarterly.


Andrea Wood, Ph.D.

MSc University of Edinburg; PhD University of Florida
Minné 329

Prof. Wood teaches Approaches to Film, Film Genres (Horror, Science Fiction, Cult Cinema, Manga & Anime), Film Theory & Criticism), and Directors/Stars (David Lynch). Her book Queering the Apocalypse: Survival Politics, Zombies, and Popular Culture examines how apocalyptic settings and themes in transnational zombie films, graphic novels, television shows, and video games conceive of futurity and survival in queer terms.