Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Al Auster

Ph.D, SUNY at Stony Brook

Courses Taught:
Intro to Media Industries
Films of Moral Struggle
Movies and the American Experience
Hollywood Genres
Introduction to Film
Understanding Television
Children and Media
Al Auster is the author of five books, Actresses and Suffragists: Women in the American Theatre, 1890-1920 (Praeger). American Film and Society Since 1945 3rd edition (Praeger), How the War was Remembered: Hollywood and Vietnam (Praeger), Turn On, Tune,In: Telelvision and radio in the U.S.A. (Altair), and Thirtysomething: Telelvision,Women, Men and Work (Rowman and Littlefield. His articles have appeared in Cineaste, Chronicle of Higher education, TV Quarterly, Journal of Popular Film and Television, London Review and Sociel Policy.  He did an essay for the DVD collection of thirtysomething. He gave a paper titled "thirtysomething and Men" at the Media Ecology conference in St. Louis in June 2009, and another titled "How the Greatest Gamne Ever Played Became the Greatest Game ever Played." at the NYSCA conference in Ellenville, NY in October, 2009. He serves on the Athletic Advisoty Board, and the Interdisciplinary Committee of the Core curriculum of the Arts and Sciences Council. He just completed a successful ceremony for the Sperber Prize winner Todd De Pastino for his book Bill Mauldin: A Life Upfront. on Nov.  23rd, 2009.  Professor Auster is currently at work on the influence of the Media on Professional Football. 


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