Chapman University has selected Michael Kowalski as the interim dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. He replaces Robert Bassett, who has served as the founding dean of Dodge College for the past 25 years.
Professor Kowalski has taught at Chapman University since 2000 and has been an Associate Dean at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts since 2011. He is the Chair of CILECT North America (CNA), the association of CILECT schools in the North American Region. He has a B.A. in Semiotics from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. in Visual Anthropology from the University of Southern California. His areas of specialization are sound design and documentary filmmaking. He continues to occasionally work as a freelance sound designer on documentary films. He enjoys hanging out with cats and bicycling around Los Angeles.