Congratulations to the faculty from the College of Computing and Digital Media who achieved tenure or received a promotion this academic year.
Shayna Connelly, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Shayna Connelly is an associate professor of cinema production at DePaul. A filmmaker based in Chicago, her work explores hauntings, liminality and the boundaries between documentary, experimental and fiction filmmaking. This academic year she looks forward to attending a number of film festivals, to both screen films and speak as a visiting artist. She also just finished the final two films in a shorts collection exploring hauntings, which she plans to tour.
Enid Montague, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Enid Montague is an associate professor of human computer interaction, bioinformatics and collaborative technologies in the School of Computing. Her research uses human factors and human-computer interaction methodologies, design principles and theories to understand health care systems to promote safety and patient-centered care. This year she looks forward to working on a Fulbright Award in the United Kingdom, where she hopes to learn new approaches to design and health informatics that she can bring back to the DePaul community.
John Psathas, promoted to associate professor with tenure
John Psathas is an associate professor of directing, cinema production and cinematography in the School of Cinematic Arts. His research focuses on editing, producing, directing and screenwriting. Of his accomplishments during his time at DePaul, he is most proud to be one of many people who helped build the School of Cinematic Arts into a top-ranked film school and to have collaborated with students to create DePaul’s first feature-length Project Bluelight film to play on the film festival circuit.
Alexander Rasin, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Alexander Rasin is an associate professor of databases and computer security at DePaul. He also is the co-director of the data systems and optimization lab in the College of Computing and Digital Media. His research interests include database forensics and cybersecurity applications for forensic analysis.
Brad Riddell, promoted to associate professor with tenure
Brad Riddell is an associate professor of screenwriting and cinema production. Riddell’s areas of research focus on directing and producing short and feature films, writing for television, as well as developing web series. This academic year he looks forward to the School of Cinematic Arts’ collaboration with The Second City and the countless opportunities and experiences it brings to DePaul students and the broader campus community.