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.