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

Larry Smith

Larry Smith
Office:FA1 201B
Office Hours:  By appointment

MA, Interdisciplinary Studies
California State University, Long Beach

Certificate in American Indian Studies
California State University, Long Beach

BA, Sociology
California State University, Long Beach

Larry Smith (Lumbee Nation) is an accomplished producer, publicist and co-host of Pacifica's and KPFK's AMERICAN INDIAN AIRWAVES, the longest running Indigenous radio program in the country. He has had the honor to interview such noted figures as: Sherman Alexie, James S Anaya, Noam Chomsky, Jack Forbes, Andrea Smith, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Haunani-Kay Trask, David E. Wilkins and Robert Williams, just to name a few. For his work in Indigenous media, Larry Smith and AMERICAN INDIAN AIRWAVES received special recognition in 2007 by the Bolivian government's La Prefectura del Departamento de La Paz (The Prefecture of the Department of Peace).

In 2009, Mr. Smith, President of the Indigenous Media Institute attended, through special invitation, the National Conference for Media Reform sponsored by Free Press, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working on media reform. Mr. Smith attended the national conference to discuss Indigenous human rights, media sovereignty and mass media and telecommunications ownership.

Mr. Smith was currently featured in the Indigenous segment of the political documentary FOOLS ON THE HILL whereby he discusses Indigenous, media politics and aesthetics. In addition, segments from the show "American Indian Airwaves" were included in the sound narrative for the newly released film CALIFORNIA INDIANS.

Mr. Smith has established four non-profit public corporations in recent years. He has a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Mr. Smith has taught at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in Mass Media and Communications and in the American Indian Studies programs at Mesa Community College and CSULB. Presently, Mr. Smith teaches Alternative Media and Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Department of Film and Electronic Arts.