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John Hamilton, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cinematic Arts
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5541
Fax: (626) 387-5747
John Hamilton, Ph.D., is a professor of communication and cinema and broadcast arts, as well as a film and television producer and the owner of Del Rey Communications in Los Angeles. His film productions include work on five continents for a variety of organizations, such as World Vision, Rotary International, and Awana. His feature film, Mary and Joe, has been seen internationally on cable and satellite television. Hamilton has been published in Literature/Film Quarterly, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, Christian Research Journal, and Humanities and Social Sciences Review, among others. He has presented papers at cinema research conferences, Christians in the Visual Arts, Austrian Scholars Conference, the Center for Cultural Leadership, and the International Journal of Arts and Sciences.


  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of Maryland
  • B.A., Calvin College


School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of Music and the Arts)

  • Department of Cinematic Arts

College of Music and the Arts


  • Broadcasting
  • Cinema
  • Communication
  • Documentary Film
  • Film and Television Production
  • Media Effects

Courses Taught

  • COMM 111 – Public Communication
  • COMM 200 – Introduction to Mass Communication
  • TFT 101 – Christianity and the Creative Process
  • TFT 275 – History of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
  • TFT 285 – History of Film
  • TFT 341 – Media Criticism and Theory
  • TFT 375 – Screenwriting
  • TFT 438 – Advanced Documentary Film
  • TFT 495 – Special Topics