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Ron Kopp is the film programmer at the Paramount Center for the Arts, a newly restored historic movie palace in Peekskill, NY (www.paramountcenter.org). He has been a featured commentator on National Public Radio, creating "Advice for the Videolorn," a regularly running feature on Anthem, a weekend cultural affairs program. For many years he also wrote a column for barnesandnoble.com, "Ask Dr. Video," which prescribed videos to help people deal with their daily problems.
Ron received his B.A. in English at Lawrence University and his M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia University.
Ron has taught a wide range of film studies and humanities courses at CWE since 1998. These include: The Art of Alfred Hitchcock; Children on Film; Director Studies: Scorsese & Lee; Film Noir; The French New Wave; Gender Construction in Film; Between the Lines: Critiquing the Critics; Classic American Screwball Comedies; Our Town: New York City in the Movies; American Cinema in the 70’s; Film & Human Rights; Film & Labor; The Documentary in Film & Television; History of Film; Intro to Media; and Core Humanities II. With CWE’s Science Educator, he has also taught a hybrid traditional/online course, Forbidden Knowledge & the Myth of Frankenstein. Currently a member of the English faculty at FIT, Ron has also taught writing intensive film-related courses at Marymount Manhattan.