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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

Dean, School of Communication & the Arts

Kevin Rawls

Associate Dean, School of Communication & the Arts


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    Stephan Schultze
    Chair, Cinematic Arts Executive Director, Zaki Gordon Center
    Specialty: Producing & Directing


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    Stuart Bennett
    Associate Professor
    Specialty: Producing & Directing
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    Danny Carrales
    Assistant Professor
    Specialty: Directing
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    Scotty Curlee
    Assistant Professor
    Specialty: Producing
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    Jonathan Hout
    Associate Professor
    Specialty: Cinematography
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    Doug Miller
    Specialty: Cinematography
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    Durrell Nelson
    Associate Professor
    Specialty: Screenwriting & Stunts
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    Won Novalis
    Assistant Professor
    Specialty: Film Editing
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    Michael Torres
    Associate Professor
    Specialty: Screenwriting
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    Darin Wales
    Assistant Professor
    Specialty: Directing & Screenwriting
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    Lorene Wales
    Associate Professor
    Specialty: Film Business & Marketing
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    James Walz
    Assistant Professor
    Specialty: Sound Design

Equipment Staff

Administrative Staff

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    Amanda Melton
    Executive Assistant

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