Studied music and literature. After getting a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale, started teaching in the English Department at Harpur College (the undergraduate program of Binghamton University). Began making films and teaching some Cinema courses in the English Department. Eventually was able to start an independent Department of Cinema. Taught there and was Chair for most of time until 1998. Films have been shown in major museums, Universities, Film Festivals and experimental film venues throughout the US and Europe.