Meet the Faculty

The Azusa Pacific University Cinematic Arts faculty combine theoretical expertise with real-world experience. They collectively represent decades spent in the entertainment industry in every aspect of performance and production. Their dedication is brought into the classroom with the goal of empowering Azusa Pacific students to integrate talent and passion with a Christian worldview as they pursue excellence in the theatrical and cinematic arts.

In addition to the full-time faculty listed below, the Department of Cinematic Arts enlists a host of adjunct faculty who take time from their careers to teach classes at Azusa Pacific University. These working professionals bring top-notch instruction as well as first-hand knowledge of the entertainment industry as it stands today.

Acting Chair

Associate Chairs

  • Zachary Cheney, PhD

    Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, College of the Arts; Interim Associate Academic Chair and Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, Department of Cinematic Arts

  • Jesse Negron, MFA

    Interim Associate Production Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Cinematic Arts

Program Director

Assistant Professors

Adjunct Professors

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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