April 13, 2018 

Program - 
Dr. Karen McDevitt, Director of the Master's Program, College of Performing Arts, Wayne State University
Hollywood's Transformations: George Bailey, James Bond, and Iron Man

Karen McDevitt is a Professor and Director of the Master's program at Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing and Communications Arts.   She teaches courses on film and film criticism and is a regular attendee at the Toronto International Film Festival and other major international film festivals, as well as working on Detroit's Freep Film Festival.   She was involved in 2017 with the making of the documentary, "12th and Clairmont," a film about the 1967 Detroit riots.  

McDevitt earned her Ph.D. from Wayne State University.  Her current research focuses on the ways in which new media has influenced and continues to reshape contemporary films.  She currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts and is a member of the Editorial Board of Directors for Wayne State University Press.  

April 20, 2018 

Program - 
Dr. David Dulio, Professor & Chairman, Department of Political Science, Oakland University
"Elections: Revisiting 2016 with an Eye Toward 2018"