Led by program Director Robin Howard, SULA Semester faculty are among the highest achievers in their field with years of industry experience.
WILLIAM S. BEASLEY has enjoyed a distinguished film career working in various production capacities since 1975. He was accepted into the Directors Guild of America Training Program in 1975 and upon its completion rose through the ranks of assistant directors working on such films as Up in Smoke, Breaking Away, American Gigolo and The Lost Boys. He went on to production manage and associate produce Beaches, Christmas Vacation, Arachniphobia and Basic Instinct.
EMMY Nominee Bob Boden’s career in all forms of non-fiction and unscripted / alternative television programming has included senior management and production functions for a variety of television studios, networks, and production companies. He is frequently acknowledged as an industry leader in the game and reality genres.
David Chambers is a graduate of DePauw University, majoring in Philosophy before continuing his education at Indiana University where he received an M. A. in Directing from the Department of Theatre and Drama. He then moved to Hollywood and pursued a career writing and producing many prime-time network television shows, including the Emmy Award-winning series, The Wonder Years and Frank’s Place.
Julie Chambers started out putting on shows in her backyard when she was little. At 10, she was already working for her ballet/acrobatic teacher and has continued to enjoy a lifetime of teaching. Dreaming of opening and operating her own children’s theater, she produced, directed, wrote and acted in many children’s theater productions in Los Angeles.
Barbara Deutsch is the creator of the Barbara Deutsch Approach, a unique teaching and coaching concept for people in the film and television industry. As a successful acting teach and coach, Barbara knows about dreams: the rewards of their pursuit, and the sorrows of feeling stuck.
Bobbie Eisenstock, Ph.D. teaches and consults about the social psychological effects of media and emergent interactive technologies on children, teens, and families. A focus of her current work is developing strategies to counteract potential cyber risks, manage digital footprints, and preempt technology dependency that can lead to Internet addiction.
Eric German is an attorney at the law firm of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. His legal expertise is entertainment, copyright and trademark counseling, transactions, negotiations and litigation, primarily in the areas of music, television, film, fashion and apparel, video games and computer software.
Ryan S Jeffery (b. 1978) is an American filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California. He received a BFA from Lewis & Clark College (2000), an MFA from the Film and Video program at the California Institute of the Arts (2012), and additionally studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Jeffery’s work focuses on how political, cultural and economic structures are imprinted in the physical landscape. Jeffery has taught Film & Video in the department of Transmedia at Syracuse University, the New Genres Program at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University Long Beach.
For more than two decades, the Kip Konwiser has earned a sterling reputation for creative content of the highest quality, combined with a prescient business vision across the entire entertainment landscape, including feature films, television series, documentaries, new media, live events, music and dance.
In addition to teaching for Syracuse University Los Angles, Deland Nuse is a Lecturer in UCLA’s Department of Film, Television and Digital Media. He has also taught at San Francisco State University, West Los Angeles College, The Los Angeles Film School and Loyola Marymount University.