CHRIS C LIPPARD portrait
  • Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration, 2017 to date, College Of Social Work
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Middle East Center, Middle East Studies Program
  • Professor, Film & Media Arts Department
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Asian Studies Program
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Professional Service

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Role: Best student essay Award juror. Best student essay Award juror. 01/2020 - 03/2020
  • University Film and Video Association . Role: Juror. Juror, Short Narrative Screenings, for Conferences, Los Angeles, August, 2017 and Las Cruces, 20i8. 05/2017 - 06/2018
  • Red Sea Institute for the Cinematic Arts. Consulted on organization of the program of Study for newly-created state-of-the-art institution in Jordan. 01/2008 - 04/2010
  • Journal of Medical Humanities. Member, Editorial Board. 09/2007 - 08/2015

Internal Service

  • Facilitator, Tournées Film Festival. 6-film series on-line film series, in collaboration with the Office for Global Engagement and the Department of Languages and World Cultures, January-March, 2021. 01/2021 - 03/2021. University service.
  • Chair, Screenwriting position Search Committee, 2020 (hired Hubbell Palmer). Chair, 01/2020 - 12/2020. Department service.
  • Organizer/Discussant, Film series, Fall Semester 2109. (3 evening events with two guest filmmakers and my own presentation) Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration at the University of Utah in collaboration with Departments of Public Health and Social Work) . 09/2019 - 11/2019. University service.
  • Facilitator, Heena Patel, “Misogyny in Bollywood Film” (lecture), February, 2019. 01/2019 - 02/2019. Department service.
  • Dee Grants Fellow, Fall 2105-Summer 2018; Chair, 2017-2018. Member, 09/2015 - 06/2018. College service.
  • Chair, RPT Committee, Fall 2015 to July 2017. Chair, 08/2015 - 07/2017. Department service.
  • Member, New media and film Position Search Committee, 2015. Member, 12/2014 - 04/2015. Department service.
  • Member, ad hoc committee to write job description for new hire, October, 2014. Member, 09/2014 - 11/2014. Department service.
  • Member, Creative and Scholarly Grant Committee (incorporating Research in Progress Grants assessment), 2014. Member, 03/2014 - 04/2014. College service.
  • Director of Graduate Studies, February 2007-February 2010, April 2013 to July 2017; May 2018 to date. 04/2013 - present. Department service.
  • Member, Creative and Scholarly Grant Committee, 2013. 01/2013 - 01/2013. College service.
  • FMAD Screendance coordinator, Fall 2012 to date. 08/2012 - present. Department service.
  • Advisor to the Middle East Center on film programs. 08/25/2010 - present. University service.
  • Member, Teacher Training Committee. 08/26/2008 - present. Department service.
  • Graduate Council (Lead reviewer for Political Science, Linguistics, Social Work, Exercise and Sports Science, Special Education, Medicinal Chemistry). Member, 07/01/2008 - 06/30/2012. University service.
  • British Studies interdisciplinary Degree Board (and Fine Arts representative). 04/2008 - 05/2015. University service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 01/10/2008 - 05/2013. College service.
  • ASUU Childcare Advisory Board. 09/2007 - 09/2010. University service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Chair, 08/2007 - 05/2013. Department service.
  • Fine Arts Institute Scholarship Committee. Member, 03/2007 - 09/2007. College service.
  • Chair, Animation Position Search Committee, 2007. 01/2007 - 06/2007. Department service.
  • Student Affairs Committee (COSA). Member, 08/2005 - 08/2008. University service.
  • Graduate Selection Committee, 2004 to date. 01/2004 - present. Department service.
  • Chair, Emma Eccles Jones Fine Arts House Committee, 2003-2006; Member from 2002. Member, then chair, 01/2003 - 06/2006. College service.
  • Member, Fine Arts Fees Committee. 09/2002 - 05/2005. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Screener/Programmer, Czech That Film Festival, Salt Lake Film Society. Broadway Cinema, April, 2015-2016, 2019. (No event in 2020). 02/2015 - present

Honors & Awards

  • College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, October, 2014. College of Fine Arts, 10/2014
  • Distinguished Teaching Award (selected by students). University of Utah Honors Program , 05/2002

In the Media

  • Interviewed by Mary Dickson for KUED’s Contact regarding 2015, Global Lens Film Series, September 2015. 09/2015.
  • Interviewed by Mary Dickson for KUED’s Contact regarding 2014, Global Lens Film Series, September 2014. 09/2014.
  • Interviewed by Mary Dickson for KUED’s Contact regarding Mira Nair’s campus visit, March, 2013. 03/2013.