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Meet the Faculty

David LadermanDavid Laderman
Title: Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Cultural Studies, UC Davis; M.A., Film, San Francisco State University; M.A. French, Emory University; B.A., English, CSU Northridge
Teaching Experience: Since 1989
Career Highlights: Writing two books, one on road movies, one on punk music and film; teaching for CSM's Study Abroad program in London and Paris; being interviewed for the IFC documentary Wanderlust; most of all, engaging, and being engaged by, my students
Hobbies: Reading fiction, playing music, watching films, loving my dogs
Rafael FloresRafael Flores
Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: M.F.A., Cinema, San Francisco State University; B.A., Comparative Literature & Cinema Studies, University of Washington
Teaching Experience: Since 2007
Career Highlights: Phi Beta Kappa Scholar, Arts Director for non-profit United Roots, Co-Founder of production company Green Eyed Media, Administrative Director of Hidden Gem Creative Studios. Work has been praised by: The White House, Grammy Foundation, TED-X lecture series, Cannes International Film Festival, Writer’s Guild Theater of America, London Guardian, and Chicano International Film Festival.
Hobbies: Activism, music production, traveling
Erin PersleyErin Persley
Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: M.F.A., Cinema, San Francisco State University; B.A., Film & Media Studies, Women & Gender Studies, University of Florida
Teaching Experience: Since 2008
Career Highlights: Worked with the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs to design and teach 10 workshops on scriptwriting, digital filmmaking and post-production in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombassa (Kenya) and Kampala (Uganda). Her documentary films have screened in 17 festivals, covering 11 countries from Oklahoma to Singapore. Wrote and produced for three true crime television series on Investigation Discovery.
Hobbies: Traveling around the world, hiking, cooking, watching movies (especially documentaries) and playing bocce ball
Ingrid SchulzIngrid Schulz
Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: M.F.A., Cinema, San Francisco State University
Teaching Experience: Since 1996
Career Highlights: Ingrid has worked in the editorial departments at Pixar, Dreamworks, Laika, KQED Public Television and a number of independent films. She has taught cinema courses at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, San Francisco City College and the University of Tallinn, in Estonia. Her award winning work has been screened worldwide.
Hobbies: Volunteering at the local animal shelter, art organizations, and spending time in nature