Public speaker, tour guide, and educator who helps visitors and residents discover Chicago through film. Also, hardcore Gene Kelly fan.
In 2020, I started Chicago Movie Tours in order to share my knowledge of classic and contemporary film (and television) with visitors to and residents of Chicago.
Before starting Chicago Movie Tours, I spent more than a decade as a professor of film and media studies.
My writings on film and television have appeared in books, the popular press, peer-reviewed journals, and encyclopedias. My work on Seinfeld, classical Hollywood stars, and teaching with Twitter has also been featured on podcasts, local TV, and international radio programs.