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Sara “Sally” Ross Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Media and Theatre Arts

Director, FTMA Film and Television Graduate Program

Dr. Ross is the author of scholarly articles on subjects from Hollywood flapper in the 1920s to contemporary 3-D cinema. She has published in the journals Film History, Camera Obscura, Modernism and Modernity, Aura, and in a number of anthologies. Her interests include silent film and female characters in Hollywood, with publications on these topics including “Screening the Modern Girl: Intermediality in the Adaptation of Flaming Youth”, Modernism and Modernity, “1922 – Movies and the Perilous Future”, American Cinema of the 1920s: Themes and Variations, “The Americanization of Tsuru Aoki: Orientalism, Melodrama, Star Image and the New Woman”, and “‘Good Little Bad Girls’: Silent Comediennes and the Performance of Girlish Sexuality.”

Dr. Ross has also served as the Faculty Fellow for Internationalization of the Curriculum, has studied best practices in study abroad pedagogy, and has taught in Ireland, Luxembourg, England and India.

Teaching Responsibilities
Dr. Ross’s course offerings including Women in Film, Film History, Narrative Video Production and Screenwriting.  She has been teaching film studies and production at Sacred Heart since 2006. Recent courses taught include: Women in Film, Film History, Romantic Comedy in Film and Television, Narrative Video Production, Television Newsmagazine Production, Vampires in Popular Culture, and Screenwriting.