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

FEA Faculty
& Staff

Department Chair
Anne D'Zmura

Administrative Coordinator
Donna Thomas

Academic Advisors
Lorenzo Gutiérrez-Jarquin
Adriane Howze

Susan Bloom
Kent Hayward
Ben Huff
Adam Moore
Helen Hood Scheer
David Waldman

Lecturers: Media Production
Fletcher Beasley
Dennis Burke
Neil Corbin
Peter Kolstad
Rafael Nieto
Kevin O'Brien
Ricardo Silva
Matthew Steidl
Jack Tucker

Lecturers: Screenwriting
Bonnie Blackburn
Morgan Land
W. Reed Moran

Lecturers: Critical Studies
Rowena Aquino
Jason Gendler
David O'Grady
Sudeep Sharma
Larry Smith
Phil Wagner

Technical Staff
Christopher Maldonado
Robert Rhyu

W. Reed Moran

W. Reed Moran
Office:FA1 201C
Office Hours:  By appointment

W. Reed Moran is the author of the textbook Why Plot Never Matters: Telling the Screen Stories in Your Heart (2015) for Kendall Hunt Publishers. A former Washington, D.C., litigator who discovered that it was writing and teaching he loved, not corporate law, he relocated to Los Angeles as a staff writer on a "top ten" network drama. Professor Moran subsequently wrote on other network staffs, and sold several drama pilots, features, TV movie scripts and animation, as well as episodes for such iconic series as Simon & Simon, Star Trek Next Generation, Swamp Thing, Renegade, Macgyver, and Baywatch. He also wrote for the critically acclaimed A&E network drama series Hollywood Detective, for which he received a CableAce Award nomination for Best Writing on a Dramatic Series. He has been honored by a number of national screenwriting competitions for his original work in the years since.

Professor Moran has been a medical journalist for USA Today online and has taught English literature in the summer program at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. A graduate of Exeter, he went on to receive degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia Law School, where he was editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. Professor Moran teaches screenwriting at CSULB and serves as an adviser to the Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus.

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