Dean of Graduate Studies
Dr. Noreen Golfman
Dr. Noreen Golfman is dean of graduate studies and a professor of English and Film Studies. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Western Ontario. She recently served two terms as president of the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities, a national education advocacy group.
Dr. Golfman is a member of the advisory committee to the Canadian Studies program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was president of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English and a member of the Executive Committee of the Film Studies Association of Canada. Active in Canadian cultural issues and experienced with the media, Dr. Golfman is the founding director and chair of the St. John's International Women's Film Festival, vice-chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation and chair of the board of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. In addition to publications in scholarly journals, Dr. Golfman has been writing on the arts and culture in more popular venues. She was the film columnist for the Canadian Forum, and has contributed to Newfoundland Quarterly, the Independent newspaper, and worked as a commentator, reviewer/performer for CBC radio and television.