Doreen Bartoni - Columbia College Chicago

Doreen Bartoni

Dean Emeritus


Doreen Bartoni has written, directed and produced award winning independent films that have been screened at numerous national and international festivals. In 2011 she was a visiting professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. She is currently working on the script for Speranza, a feature film set in Italy and the American West, and researching contemplative approaches to education.

She has taught and developed courses in film production, documentary and history/theory. She has an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to education and co-authored the innovative course, Space, Time & Arts. As the founding Dean of the School of the Media Arts (2001-2011), she was instrumental in the realization of the Media Production Center and oversaw multi-disciplinary initiatives in transmedia screenwriting, documentary, and the major in Game Design.

She holds a graduate degree in film and an undergraduate degree in communications from Northwestern University.


Ph.B., Communications Northwestern University 1980
M.A., Film Studies Northwestern University 1981