Rod Metts

Rod Metts 
Name: Rod Metts
Title: Associate Professor
Office: UH 201.20
Office Hours: M 3:00-4:00 pm W 2:30-4:00 pm --and by appointment
Phone: (909) 537-7663
Education: Dr. Metts holds a B.A. (with honors) and an M.A. in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Communication with specializations in Cultural Studies and Rhetoric.
Research and Teaching Interests: His areas of interest include, contemporary critical theory, visual culture, media criticism and aesthetics. His papers have been published in Visual Anthropology and FEEDBACK, and he is currently producing and directing a documentary – Academic Freedom and the Dirty 30: Toward a Critical Pedagogy. He was a participant in the Fifteenth Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Faculty Seminar. He has served as a reviewer for Oxford University Press, Allyn and Bacon, Modern Language Studies, the Susquehanna University Press, and a number of video production textbooks. He teaches courses in video production, screenwriting, visual communication, and media and culture. He is a member of the National Communication Association, the Broadcast Education Association, the Union for Democratic Communications, and the International Association for Media and Communication Research. Most recently, he presented his paper--"Liminal, and Other (Mediated) Spaces in Everyday Life" at IAMCR's 2015 Conference in Montreal.
Specialization(s): Video/Television Production
Digital Filmmaking
Media Aesthetics
Critical Theory
Film History
Courses/Teaching: Dr. Metts served as Production Coordinator and International Digital Cinema Workshop Instructor on the CSUSB campus during the Summer of 2012 and 2013.