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Dr. Gary Rhodes

Professor of Media Production

Office Location Sarkeys Center, 185
Phone (Office) 405.585.4356

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Gary D. Rhodes, Ph.D., is a Professor of Media Production, who has previously served at such institutions as The Queen’s University, Belfast in the United Kingdom and at the University of Central Florida.

Rhodes has written and directed numerous commercially broadcast and distributed films since 1992, and has authored numerous books on the cinema, including The Perils of Moviegoing in America (Bloomsbury, 2012), The Birth of the American Horror Film (Edinburgh University Press, 2018), and (with coauthor Robert L. Singer), Consuming Images: Film Art and the American Television Commercial (Edinburgh University Press, 2020).

His scholarship has appeared in such journals as Film History: An International Journal, The Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, The Quarterly Journal of Film and Video, Screening the Past, and Post Script. He is a founding editor of Horror Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and a founding editor of the series ReFocus, published by Edinburgh University Press.

Rhodes’ commentary has appeared in such publications as USA Today, The New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Orlando Sentinel. He publishes poetry in The Mailer Review and Retreats from Oblivion.

More information about Rhodes appears in such sources as Wikipedia and