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Rebecca L. Abbott


Professor of Film, Television, and Media Arts

BA, Dartmouth College; MA, Yale University; MFA, School of the Art Institute Chicago

School of Communications

Courses


FTM 342

Directing Film and Television - Spring 2018

FTM 495

Senior Project: Production - Spring 2018

FTM 240

Analysis of the Moving Image - Spring 2018

Organization

Film Television and Media Arts

Phone Number

(203) 582-8313

Mail Drop

CE-MCM

Email

Rebecca.Abbott@quinnipiac.edu

Office Location

Center for Comm.&Engineer

About


Rebecca Abbott is Professor of Communication at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and an independent filmmaker. Her professional credits include award-winning videos, which have been shown on public television, in national and international film festivals. Her most recent works include the Emmy Award winning documentaries Aeromedical (2012), which showcases the storied history of aeromedical rescue in the Air Force, and Albert Schweitzer: My Life is My Argument (2005), about the life of humanitarian Albert Schweitzer. Her 2008 documentary No Unwounded Soldiers, about the impact of war on veterans and the role of arts in healing, is currently in use by psychologists and therapists working with veterans and others. Her current work explores Ireland’s 19th century Great Hunger – An Gorta Mor – and the Irish diaspora. Abbott majored in visual studies at Dartmouth College, received an MFA in filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MA in American Studies from Yale University. She worked at Bennington College in Vermont and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut before moving to Quinnipiac in 1999.