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Nava Dushi, B.F.A., M.A.
Assistant Professor, Film
Lynn University’s College of International Communication offers several advantage points for the instruction of film. South Florida’s sunny weather conditions lend themselves to year-round outdoor production. Consequently, increasing entrepreneurial investment in the area provides graduating students with ample internship opportunities and potential future local job positions. Additionally, Lynn University’s low student to faculty ratio enables one-on-one instruction and the mentoring of students throughout the creative process, along with state-of-the-art technological facilities. Moreover, Lynn University’s vibrant international student body enriches class discussion and interaction while fostering students’ intellectual growth. This priceless intercultural experience is essential for a future career in the burgeoning global market.
- B.F.A., Tel Aviv University
- M.A., Florida Atlantic University
The world that we inhabit today is a world of perpetual and rapid change. Globalization as a determining factor of the twenty-first century brought with it the ever-accelerating movement of commodities, images, peoples and ideas. Moreover, the global embrace of the Internet, as well as satellite-based technologies, provide immediate and unlimited access to knowledge and information, thus perpetually widening the circle of social participation. Preparing oneself to become a player in such an environment necessitates the acquirement of knowledge and with it an inherent adaptability to change. In this state of affairs, the role of higher education is of paramount importance, not only in its traditional sense, but more importantly as a sphere of engagement, by which an ongoing dialogue concerning the nature of knowledge, its obtainment and evolvement is mobilized. I therefore believe that my role as a professor consists of two important tasks that may seem to be at odds with each other: On the one hand, inspiring each student to develop a critical and rhetorical skill-set necessary for the acquirement of knowledge which, in turn, would enable future performance in a variety of areas of engagement and the much needed flexibility to assume, when necessary, a change of direction; on the other hand, broadening students’ understanding of humanity in an interdisciplinary learning environment which fosters the development of what should remain their unchanging moral core.
- Film Analysis and criticism
- Film theory and international cinema
- Film history
Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice
- Israeli cinema
- Global cinema
- Awarded The Sharet Foundation scholarship for short script writing, 1995
- Awarded a research grant by The Florida Israel Institute, FAU, 2007