Patrick Flynn Adjunct Instructor SOC | General Academics & Research

Patrick Flynn is an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and webseries creator based in Washington, D.C. His series I Live With This won Outstanding Series and Outstanding Wr

  pflynn@american.edu

Gary Griffin Filmmaker-in-Residence SOC | General Academics & Research

Gary Griffin is a Filmmaker in Residence of Film and Media Arts. He is an award-winning producer and cinematographer whose work includes Autism is a World, a documentary co-produced with CNN

  griffinfilm@american.edu

  (202) 885-6300

Bagus Himawan Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC - School of Communication

Bagus Himawan is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. From New York’s high fashion runways, to a contributor for editorial magazines such as the Atlantic, Washingtonian, DC Modern Luxury, and

  iwan@american.edu

  (202) 885-2152

Max Kaplow Adjunct Instructor SOC | General Academics & Research

Professor Kaplow is a screenwriter on the Netflix series 'The Chosen One' released in August 2023. Before that, he worked in film/tv development for QC Entertainment, producer of 'Get Out' and 'Blackk

  maxkaplow@american.edu

Dara Padwo-Audick Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC | General Academics & Research

Dara is a seasoned media professional with over twenty-five years of experience across a variety of genres in the media landscape. Her genuine passion for telling impactful stories has taken her aroun

  darapa@american.edu

  (202) 885-6300

Astrid Riecken Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC | General Academics & Research

Astrid Riecken is a 2022 Pulitzer prize-winning photographer, based in Washington, DC. Since 2016, Riecken has taught at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design of George Washington University and

  ariecken@american.edu

Adele Schmidt Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC | General Academics & Research

Adele Schmidt is an adjunct professorial lecturer of the Film and Media Arts Division. She is a film & video producer, director and editor who has won numerous awards in both documentary and fiction f

  aschmidt@american.edu

Shaun Schroth Adjunct Instructor SOC | General Academics & Research

Shaun oversees the Photography Labs at American. These include the darkroom, film processing, studio, and digital work areas in the Media Production Center.

  shaun@american.edu

  (202) 885-2094

Alexandra Silverthorne Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC | General Academics & Research

Alexandra Silverthorne is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. She uses the camera as a means to understand and explore spatial environments and encounters. Working with both analogue and digi

  asilverthorne02@american.edu

John Weiskopf Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SOC | General Academics & Research

John Weiskopf teaches screenwriting at American University in the School of Communication, where he has taught in the MFA Film program eight years. He received an MFA in Film Production from UCLA wher

  weiskopf@american.edu