CSULB FEA Department Office: UTC 104      Phone: 562-985-5404     Fax: 562-985-5405

FEA Faculty
& Staff

Department Chair
Jerry Mosher

Administrative Coordinator
Donna Thomas

Academic Advisor
Lorenzo Gutiérrez-Jarquin

Jack Anderson
Tom Blomquist
Sharyn Blumenthal
Kent Hayward
Jerry Mosher
Micheal C. Pounds
Jose Sanchez-H
Helen Hood Scheer

Lecturers: Media Production
Fletcher Beasley
Dennis Burke
Christopher Cain
John Muto
Rafael Nieto
Dave O'Brien
Kevin O'Brien
Stu Rosen
Philip Schwartz
Morgan Stiff
Jack Tucker

Lecturers: Screenwriting
Bonnie Blackburn
Morgan Land
Tina Mabry
Adam Moore
W. Reed Moran
Sarah Tatting-Kinzy

Lecturers: Critical Studies
Erica Aguero
Rowena Aquino
Robert Finney
Jennifer Moorman
David O'Grady
Larry Smith
Laurel Westrup
Jonathan Wysocki

Technical Staff
Steve Hubbert
Robert Rhyu

Tom Blomquist

Tom Blomquist
Office Hours:  By Appointment

Tom Blomquist is co-author of the textbook Eye of the Storm: Directing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media for Kendall Hunt Publishers with former Film and Electronic Arts Chair Maria Viera, Ph.D. An award-winning Writer, Producer, and Director, Professor Blomquist began his career as a Creative Executive at Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising, where he developed and supervised movie specials for the Emmy-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame on NBC. His other credits range from science fiction television (Farscape, Quantum Leap, Swamp Thing) and action adventure (The A-Team, Walker Texas Ranger, Hunter) to family drama (Fame L.A., Twice In A Lifetime, Catherine Marshall's Christy) and late-night talk shows (Tomorrow with Tom Snyder, Tomorrow: Coast to Coast). He also created the original story and screenplay for the Dino de Laurentiis theatrical motion picture production of Dracula's Widow starring Sylvia Kristel and Lenny von Dohlen; and served as Executive Producer, Co-Writer, and Second Unit Director of the six-hour network mini-series sequel to Christy.

More recently, Professor Blomquist directed WHOA!, a comedy pilot starring Academy Award nominee Linda Blair and Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan; directed the Walk On and I Would Die For That music videos for Warner-Chappell Music starring ACM Best New Female Artist Kellie Coffey; and wrote and directed a feature-length documentary about Ms. Coffey's music career, Kellie Coffey: I'm Still Here. In 2014 he directed the critically acclaimed touring international stage production Einstein! and a corporate communications video for Skaz Productions, Missed Communication, which received an International Gold CINDY Award and Special Achievement in Directing honors from Cinema in Industry.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Professor Blomquist is Internship Coordinator for the Department of Film and Electronic Arts and teaches classes in directing and television production.

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