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Lorene Wales, Ph.D.

Lorene Wales, Ph.D.


Chair of the Cinema-Television Department
Associate Professor


Phone: 757-352-4209

Dr. Lorene Wales is an associate professor in the Department of Cinema-Television at Regent University specializing in film production, production management, sound design and editing, and race and gender issues in the media. She is the chair of the Cinema-Television department.

Dr. Wales has served as a professional filmmaker and educator for more than 20 years. She has served in Hollywood for ten years, where she has worked on high-budget feature films. She is the co-executive producer for the film First Landing, which aired on the ABC Family Channel. At Regent, she teaches courses on scheduling and budgeting, producing for cinema, advanced motion picture production, sound design, and race and gender in motion pictures.

Academic Philosophy

To teach in a manner that brings glory to God, meeting students' individual needs and committing them to grow in their artistry in a Christ-like manner.

Selected Publications

Precious (film review),, 2009
The Complete Guide to Making a Movie, Longman, 2006
The People and Process of Film and Video Production: From Low Budget to High Budget, Allyn & Bacon, 2004
The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, Allyn and Bacon, 2011.
“Deliberate Cultural Curriculum: A Case Study in Online Discourse for Race and Gender Issues in Media.” (Article) Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education, Rome, Italy, September 2011.


Ph.D. Regent University, 1999
M.A. Regent University, 1996
B.A. Penn State University, 1980
Cert. Stanislavsky Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1987

Fields of Expertise

  • Film Production
  • Production Management
  • Race and Gender Issues in Media

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