ADVISORS

A panel of scholars, teachers, and administrators from across USC has provided intellectual direction for the Lear Center. It involves faculty from eighteen disciplines, has drawn from twelve different schools, including four deans. Affiliated with this initiative are many more USC faculty from throughout the university, all energized by the opportunity to use entertainment as a clarifying lens through which to look at their work, at leading issues in their field, and at our world.

Jonathan Aronson, USC Annenberg Center for Communication executive editorJonathan Aronson Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; Professor, School of International Relations
06-A018Leo Braudy University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and Professor of English, Art History and History, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science
Castells200Manuel Castells Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; Professor of Planning, School of Policy, Planning, and Development
chemerinsky200Erwin Chemerinsky Dean, U.C. Berkeley School of Law
cole200Jeffrey Cole Director, Center for the Digital Future, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
cowan200Geoffrey Cowan University Professor of Communication and Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership; Director, Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy; President, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
glassner200Barry Glassner President, Lewis & Clark College
hollihan200Thomas A. Hollihan Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
holo200Selma Holo Director of Fisher Gallery; Professor of Art History, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
martykaplan200Martin Kaplan Norman Lear Professor of Entertainment, Media and Society
Director, The Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
mayer200Doe Mayer Professor; Mary Pickford Chair, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Herb FarmerMichael Renov Professor of Critical Studies; Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, USC School of Cinematic Arts
priley200Patricia Riley Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
sjross200Steven J. Ross Professor of History, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
sanchez200George J. Sanchez Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
kstarr200Kevin Starr (1940-2017) University Professor and Professor of History, and Policy, Planning, and Development, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
rweisberg200Ruth Weisberg Director of the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities, USC Roski School of Art and Design