Title: Assistant Professor of Composition and Communications
Department: Liberal Studies
Office Location: Frisbie 001
Office Phone: 518-255-5339
Areas of Expertise: Film Theory and Analysis, Mass Media Communications, Composition Writing and Theory, Script Writing, Cultural Studies
Courses Taught: Intro. to Mass Media, Intercultural Comm., Script Writing, Visual Media, Film Adaptation (Special Topics), Comp. I and II, Readings in Native American Literature, and Nature Writing
About Douglas: Dr. Douglas C. MacLeod, Jr., after graduating with a Doctorate of Arts in the Humanities from SUNY Albany in 2008, worked as a writing tutor and adjunct instructor at various institutions until getting hired as Assistant Professor of Composition and Communications in 2013. He has been at SUNY Cobleskill since 2009. Over the last several years, he has been writing encyclopedia entries, articles, and book reviews for various print and online academic journals including Film and History, Scope, Warscapes, The Journal of American Studies of Turkey, and The Common Good: a SUNY Plattsburgh Journal on Teaching and Learning (among others). Dr. MacLeod has also presented papers at academic conferences on such topics as: how to use stand-up comedy as a tool to help composition writers, Oliver Stone as genre filmmaker, how children and parents are represented in The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock’s sadomasochistic cinema, Marathon Man as Holocaust drama, etc. Dr. MacLeod considers himself an inter-disciplinarian. However, the majority of his work revolves around mass media (most especially film) and writing (composition or otherwise).