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Faculty & Staff

Our faculty’s passion for the craft of film and video development shines through their devotion to equip students for successful film careers that impact the culture for Christ. Their combined expertise covers all areas of storytelling art, mechanics, and business, from screenwriting to post-production. All of our faculty and many of our staff are active professionals in the film and TV industry.

See all Program Directors listed by school and program name.

Contact Cinematic Arts Faculty and Staff by emailing cinema@liberty.edu

Administrative Faculty

Dr. Scott Hayes
Dean, School of Communication & the Arts

Stephan Schultze
Chair, Cinematic Arts
Executive Director, Zaki Gordon Center

Specialty: Producing & Directing



Stuart Bennett
Associate Professor

Specialty: Producing & Directing

Danny Carrales
Assistant Professor

Specialty: Directing

Scotty Curlee
Assistant Professor

Specialty: Producing

Jonathan Hout
Associate Professor

Specialty: Cinematography

Doug Miller

Specialty: Cinematography

Durrell Nelson
Associate Professor

Specialty: Screenwriting & Stunts

Won Novalis
Assistant Professor

Specialty: Film Editing

Michael Torres
Associate Professor

Specialty: Screenwriting

Darin Wales
Assistant Professor

Specialty: Directing & Screenwriting

Lorene Wales
Associate Professor

Specialty: Film Business & Marketing

James Walz
Assistant Professor

Specialty: Sound Design


Equipment Staff

Micah Johnson
Technology Manager

Seth Houser
Equipment Manager


Administrative Staff

Amanda Melton
Executive Assistant

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