Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Arts
Before coming to Biola, Lisa Swain worked in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years as a production supervisor on film projects ranging in budget from $15 million to $150 million. Her credits include the commercially successful movies Big Fish, Anger Management, America’s Sweethearts, Face-Off, Varsity Blues and Mars Attacks, among others. She has worked with such notable producers as Richard Zanuck, Barrie Osborne, Bruce Cohen and David Permut, and directors Tim Burton and Gore Verbinsky. Lisa has also worked in dramatic television as the production coordinator on Amblin Entertainment’s SeaQuest and in the sitcom world on the Family Channel’s Big Brother Jake.
Lisa is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in media psychology at Fielding University. She is an active member in the Producers Guild of America, the University Film and Video Association and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Her classes include production management and media literacy.