Faculty and Staff

Learn from a team of award-winning educators and pros.

Our faculty have industry experience, collaborate on national projects and can help you become a media expert.


Michael A. Borich

Research and professional interests: Media theory; media, journalism and film history

Diana D. Botsford

Research and professional interests: Science fiction writing, including books, film, television, theatre and comics; speaking at conferences; helping students network with other writers, agents, publishers, etc.; writing, producing and directing film

Jack E. Dimond

Research and professional interests: Student media

Stephen M. Leggitt

Research and professional interests: Three-camera and single camera sitcom writing and development; studio-based comedy and romantic comedy features; current trends in American independent film

Dr. Mary Jane Pardue

Research and professional interests: Business journalism, local/family-owned newspaper journalism

Cristina M. Pippa

Cristina M. Pippa

Assistant Professor
Director, Dramatic Writing and Screenwriting Programs

Director, dramatic writing program

Andrew D. Twibell

Andrew D. Twibell

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Electronic Arts