Faculty and Staff

The dedicated members of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program faculty and staff represent every facet of the entertainment industry.  Blending practical experience in the field with a passion for education, the professionals working at the James B Pendleton Center foster a unique environment for students studying in Los Angeles. From alumni panel discussions to intensive writing workshops, students are exposed to many learning opportunities specific to their area of study. The faculty and staff of the Pendleton Center provide one-on-one attention to each student, recognizing emerging interests and continued development within each field.  Small class sizes and technical accommodations facilitate a positive learning environment, while staff availability and knowledge of Los Angeles provide support to students and parents.  The Los Angeles Program prides itself in their accomplished and professional faculty and staff members who are continuously focused on the enrichment of our students. 

Full-time Faculty and Staff

  • Dr. Stephen Tropiano, Program Director; Associate Professor
  • Steven Ginsberg, Pendleton Chair, Assistant Professor
  • Jackie Paul, Assistant to the Director
  • Jon Bassinger-Flores, Programs and Services Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty

  • Cathryn Boxberger, Writing for Public Relations
  • Scott Cooper, Issues and the News; Contemporary Film Criticism: Films of the 1960s
  • Donna Gotch, Organizational Speechwriting and Interviewing
  • Stan Landes, Government and Media