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Rachel Goldberg

Associate Professor
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Office Location: Marion Knott Studios 262
First-year Foundations Program
University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts
California Institute of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts


Rachel Goldberg brings a broad educational and professional background to the challenge of teaching the art of story at Dodge College. A writer, director, producer and actress, she is currently in pre-production on the feature Transformation Awaits.

She was a guest playwright at Lincoln Center in New York, a Film Independent Screenwriting Lab Fellowship Recipient and a Fellowship Recipient at AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. She has worked in development and post-production for the likes of Miramax and Departure Entertainment, has been a judge at a long list of film festivals, seen her own films win festival awards across the country, and taught a wide range of courses from directing to screenwriting and acting.

Goldberg brings an M.F.A. in Directing for Film and Theater from the California Institute of the Arts along with a bachelor’s degree in Theater and Psychology.  She has acted on television and on stage and is currently a board member of the Alliance for Women Directors.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

AMERICAN GODS, Season 3, Episode 4, "Fire and Ice" (Director)