Mary M. Dalton is Professor of Communication, Film Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Wake Forest University. She has a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and an M.A. in Broadcasting/Cinema from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; her undergraduate degree is from Wake Forest University.
Mary’s professional interests are wide-ranging. Her film Martha in Lattimore premiered at the Real to Reel Film Festival where it won Best Documentary and was an Official Selection of SILVERDOCS.
The third edition of her book The Hollywood Curriculum: Teachers in the Movies was published in 2010. In 2008, the co-authored book Teacher TV: Sixty Years of Teachers on Television was published. Mary worked on that book and also on the 2005 co-edited volume The Sitcom Reader: America Viewed and Skewed with Laura R. Linder.
Mary maintains a media blog on the WFDD website at http://wfdddalton.wordpress.com/
She likes Southern folk art and primitive antiques. When she can find the time, Mary enjoys knitting, cooking, gardening, and reading fiction, but she always tries to make time for going to the movies and following the progress of former students.