Mary Dalton

Dr. Mary Dalton

Professor of Communication and of Film and Media Studies and Core Faculty WGS

Contact Information:

Office: Carswell Hall 108
Phone: (336) 758-6120
Email: dalton@wfu.edu


Ph.D.: University of North Carolina Greensboro, Cultural Studies, 1995
M.A.: University of North Carolina Greensboro, Broadcasting/Cinema, 1986
B.A.: Wake Forest University, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, 1982

WGS Courses:

WGS 221: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Culture and the Sitcom
Media Theory and Criticism

Professional/Research Focus:

Critical Media Studies
Documentary Film Making

Selected Publications:


  • The Hollywood Curriculum: Teachers in the Movies. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
    Third Revised Edition, 2016. (Author)
  • Screen Lessons: What I Have Learned From Teachers on Television and in the Movies.
    New York, Peter Lang Publishing, 2016. (Co-Editor)
  • Teacher TV: Sixty Years of Teachers on Television. Peter Lang Publishing, 2008. (Co-Author)
  • The Sitcom Reader II: America Re-viewed, Still Skewed. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2016. (Co-Editor)

Recent Films:

  • I Really Like Girls (in progress)
  • Queer Knitter in the Queen City (2015)
  • Living in the Overlap (2014)
  • Martha in Lattimore (revised 2009)