School of Communication of the Arts
Lowell Thomas, Room 250
845-575-3000 Ext. 2209
Dr. Dan Amernick
Assistant Professor of Media Arts
Dr. Dan Amernick is an Assistant Professor of Media Arts, teaching Screenwriting for Film & Television and Advanced Screenwriting for Film & Television. Prior to teaching, Amernick worked for a number of years in the entertainment industry, notably on the writing staff of the CBS sitcom The Nanny.
BA, Mass Communication, Emerson College
MA, Media Studies, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
PhD, Mass Communication, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
- Television History
- Popular Culture
- Broadcast Industry
“The ‘Not Ready For Archive Players’: The Lost Seasons of Saturday Night Live.” Journal of Popular Film and Television. Volume 46, No. 2 (2018)
Amernick, D. (2015, November). The Iconic Sitcom: Adapting the Hariman & Lucaites Template for TV. Presented at the 101st Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV
Amernick, D. (2013, November). The “Not Ready for Archive Players”: The Lost Seasons of Saturday Night Live. Presented at the 99th Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Washington, D.C.
Amernick, D. & Finnerty, A. (2012, August). May Self-Efficacy Be With You: Self-Efficacy in Star Wars Online Fan Communities. Presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.