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Richard L. Edwards received his PhD in critical studies from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts. From 2002-2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Communication's Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML).
At the IML, he was co-architect of the Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program, the first university-wide honors program in the history of USC.
Most recently, he has held appointments as an assistant professor of new media at Saint Mary's College of California and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on new media, film history and theory, digital design, and digital video production.
As a researcher and instructional designer in online and blended education, Edwards has published peer-reviewed articles and given numerous national presentations and invited talks on the topics of social networking, online collaboration, open access, digital storytelling, virtual worlds, and active learning.
As a film studies and visual culture scholar, Edwards is the co-author of the book The Maltese Touch of Evil: Film Noir and Potential Criticism (Dartmouth College Press/UPNE, 2011), and a chapter on remix culture and video mashups in Transgression 2.0: Media, Culture, and Politics of a Digital Age (Continuum, 2011).
As a digital humanities researcher and practitioner, Edwards is co-host of an internationally recognized scholarly podcast, Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir.
He is co-founder of the journal Open Canister: Open Access, Open Peer Review Journal of Media Studies (forthcoming; in collaboration with NYU Library and Indiana University Library). He is a founding editorial board member of MediaCommons.
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