Faculty

Megan Weaver-Seitz, MFA

Assistant Professor, Media & Visual Arts

Bio

Megan Weaver-Seitz is a filmmaker, director and screenwriter originally from southern California. Her short film “Without Wings” stars Academy-Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld, and was an official selection of several film festivals nationwide, receiving second place in the “Best Short Film” category at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. She has most recently completed post-production on two short films, “Mr. Wetherby” and “Overwinter,” the latter of which was fully-funded through a Professional Development grant that Megan received from the Orange County School of the Arts.


Weaver-Seitz holds a M.F.A. in Film Production-Directing from Chapman University and B.A. degrees in both Film Studies and English from UC Irvine. She has worked in the Hollywood and Indie film industries as a producer, director, screenwriter, production designer, and casting director for several award-winning short films. Among others is “She’s A Fox”, which won numerous awards internationally and was praised for its child-centered cast, which Weaver-Seitz assembled.


She also has extensive experience in broadcast journalism and as a freelance video production professional, having worked for over a decade as an editor, videographer, producer, writer, and assistant for the UK Film Council, ICTV, the Public Cable Television Authority and her own production company, StarrWeaver Productions. Additionally, she was the Director of the Children’s Theater Workshop in southern California, performs as an actress and has received award nominations for directing stage productions for various playhouses in southern California.

Publications

Overwinter – Narrative Short Film, RED (Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Casting Director, Production Designer)


Mr. Wetherby – Narrative Short Film, 16mm (Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Casting Director)


Without Wings – Chapman MFA Narrative Short Film, 35mm (Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Casting Director)


She’s A Fox – Chapman MFA Narrative Short Film, 35mm (Casting Director)

Meet Our Faculty

William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Fellow, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Kevin R. Crawford, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator

757.352.4254 kevicra@regent.edu
Michael Crews, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4333 mcrews@regent.edu
Michael D. Elam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4878 melam@regent.edu
Peter Fraser, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4562 pfraser@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Associate Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Producing Artistic Director of Tidewater Stage

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D., MFA

Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Supervisor for MFA in Acting Program

757.352.4730 michhil@regent.edu
John Keeler, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4248 johnkee@regent.edu
Don Krudop, DMA

Professional in Residence, Performing Arts & Music

Director of Choral Activities

757.352.4204 donkrud@regent.edu
Jeremy Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4221 jlarson@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4464 mmattix@regent.edu
Stephen Perry, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

Director of Graduate Programs in Communication

757.352.4203 sperry@regent.edu
Peggy Southerland, B.A.

Department Chair; Professional-in-Residence, Media & Visual Arts and Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4698 peggys@regent.edu
Caramine White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4614 cwhite@regent.edu
Vincent Williams, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757-352-4373 vwilliams@regent.edu
David Xu, MFA

Associate Professor of Animation

757.352.4235 dxu@regent.edu

Adjunct

Alexis Akridge, B.A.
Jayson Akridge, MFA
Blair Allen, M.A.
Stuart Bennett, MFA
J. Dennis Bounds, Ph.D.
Adam Bova, MFA
Chester Branch, Ph.D.
David Brush, M.A.
Alison Bugg, MFA
Kara Burk, B.A.
Michael Burnett, MFA
Heidi Campbell
Bethany Cragin-Day, MFA
Jonathan Cyprowski, M.A.
Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.
Nelson Fong, J.D.
Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
David Foster, MFA
Joseph Frost, MFA
Terilyn Goins, Ph.D.
Judith Gooch, M.A.
Michael Graves, Ph.D.
Courtney Jackson, M.A.
Stanley Jeter, M.A.
Edward Johnson, Ph.D.
Peter Kenny, Ph.D.
Mark Keuthan, Ph.D.
Richard Klein, M.A.
Andrew Lease, MFA
Leon Leonidoff, B.A.
John McClary, M.A.
Rebecca McCoy-Reese, M.A.
Delceno Miles, M.A.
Stacey Miller, MPW
Robert Millett, MFA
Renee Mitchell, B.M.
Marc Newman, Ph.D.
Macayla Nicolaison, J.D.
Ryan Pace, MFA
Lionello Partible, A.A.
Kay Lynn Perry, MFA
Markus Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
April Poland, MFA
Cheryl Price, M.A.
Nancy Prodnuk, Ph.D.
Charles Reese, MFA
Jason Rodriguez, MFA
Michael Salsbury, MFA
Katharine Salsbury, MFA
Clyde Santana, MFA
Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Michael Stahl, M.A.
Kristie Stahl, M.A.
Sarah Turney, M.A.
James Ward, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wilson, B.M.
Gorman Woodfin, MFA