Meet JCU's Summer 2018 Visiting Professors

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John Cabot University is pleased to have many distinguished visiting professors teaching in our two summer sessions. Some of them are featured below:

Summer I 2018 

Michael Carroll: CW 450 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop – Fiction
Professor Carroll’s first collection, Little Reef and Other Stories, was published in June 2014 by the University of Wisconsin Press, and he was the 2015 winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in publications such as BoulevardOntario ReviewSouthwest ReviewThe Yale ReviewOpen City, and Animal Shelter. He collaborated with Edmund White on the suspense story “Excavation” for Joyce Carol Oates’s New Jersey Noir.

Maddalena Fanelli: ENGR 200 Material and Energy Balances
Professor Fanelli is a member of the faculty of the College of Engineering of Michigan State University. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and does research on microchannel technology and colloids.

Deanna Lee: DJRN 221 Introduction to News Reporting and Writing
Professor Lee has spent her career working across communications, journalism, new media, and public engagement.  As ABC Nightline’s overseas producer, she reported and produced stories from throughout the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Australia. In Africa, she covered famine and the U.S. deployment in Somalia, Nelson Mandela’s election, and AIDS in Uganda. In Asia, she reported on environmental concerns, the death of Deng Xiaoping, the Hong Kong handover, and the resurgence of Shanghai as a world financial center. Eventually serving as a Senior Producer/editor at ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, she is the recipient of eight news and documentary Emmy Awards and a duPont-Columbia Award.

Susan Bradley Smith: CW 454 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
Professor Smith began her professional writing life as a rock journalist in Sydney and London and has since worked as an academic in both Australia and the UK. An award-winning writer, her most recent books are the poetry collection Beds For All Who Come, and the writing and well-being memoir Friday Forever.

Summer II 2018

Jeanne Liotta:  CMS 353  Women in Film
Professor Liotta is an artist and filmmaker born and raised in New York City, where she works in film and other mediums. Liotta’s thematics are located at a curious intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy, and ephemerality.  “Observando El Cielo,” her 16mm film of the night skies, won the Tiger Award for Short Film at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and was voted among the top films of the decade by The Film Society of Lincoln Center. In 2013 Anthology Film Archives presented “The Real World At Last Becomes a Myth,” a complete retrospective of her works in film, video, and projection performances. She is represented by Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, NY where in January she premiered “Break the Sky,” a solo exhibition of augmented reality live feed projections. Liotta is currently an Associate Professor of Film at The University of Colorado Boulder,  and is also on the Film/Video faculty at the Bard MFA program in New York State.

Bruce Louden: PH 210 Ancient Philosophy 
Dr. Bruce Louden holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Comparative Literature (Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and English Literatures).  He has taught at San Francisco State University (Sanskrit), University of California at Berkeley (Latin, Homeric Greek, Comparative Literature), University of Wisconsin Madison (in the Classics and Comparative Literature Departments), and the University of Texas at El Paso, where he is Professor, and a former Chair of the Philosophy department.  He has published widely on Homeric epic (two books on the Odyssey, one on the Iliad), epic poetry in general (journal articles or book chapters on Gilgamesh, the Aeneid, Beowulf, Paradise Lost), Greek tragedy, Roman Comedy, the Bible, and Shakespeare.  He regularly teaches courses in Greek and Latin language and Literature, ancient philosophy, the Bible, Greek mythology, and Shakespeare.

Donald R. Winslow: DJRN 199 Introduction to Photojournalism: On Location in Rome
Professor Winslow has been the editor of News Photographer magazine for the National Press Photographers Association since 2003. During his nearly four-decade career in photojournalism he has been a photographer, picture and graphics editor, director of photography, writer, and new media producer. Winslow worked for Reuters as a photojournalist and editor based in Washington, D.C. covering the White House and sports, and for Reuters NewMedia, in Reston, VA, and New York City. While at Reuters he worked on developing early applications for digital technology and remote transmitting for traditional news assignments, such as the White House, inaugurations, sporting events and Olympic Games.