Faculty Affiliates

The CTE Faculty Affiliates Initiative is a way to recognize generous SMU Faculty that want to share their expertise with other SMU Faculty for an academic year.

Spring 2023 CTE Faculty Affiliates

We are happy to announce the Spring 2023 CTE Faculty Affiliates Dr. Constantin Icleanu from the World Languages & Literatures Department and Dr. Mark Kerins from the Film Department. 

To register to those workshops, visit https://booking.smu.edu/calendar/cte. Click on the link for a list of previous recipients.


Applications for new CTE Faculty Affiliates open at the end of each semester. Applications for the Fall 2023 Semester are now OPEN. 

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Dr. Constantin Icleanu

Dr. Constantin C. Icleanu joined World Languages and Literatures in Fall 2017 as a lecturer in Spanish.  Constantin is a specialist in 20th- to 21st-century peninsular literature and cinema and 20th- and 21st-century Latin American literature and cinema with an emphasis in migration and transnational studies. He previously taught Spanish at the University of Kentucky, Wilmington College, and at Brigham Young University.

His dissertation, "A Case for Empathy: Immigration in Spanish Contemporary Media, Music, Film, and Novels" (2017) analyzes the representations of immigrants from North Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe in Spain. As engaged scholarship, it seeks to better the portrayal of immigrants in the mass media through the study of literature, film and music about immigration spanning from the year 2000 to 2016. Because misconceptions continue to propagate in the media, this dissertation works to counteract anti-immigrant, xenophobic representations as well as balance out overly positive and orientalized portrayal of immigrants with a call to recognize immigrants as human beings who deserve the same respect, dignity and rights as any other citizen.

Dr. Mark Kerins

After completing bachelor's degrees in chemistry and mathematics, Mark Kerins realized watching, making, and writing about movies was more fun than working in a lab. So he went back to film school, and now teaches filmmaking at SMU. When not in the classroom, he makes his own films, does post-production work, and writes about surround sound, home theater, and Michael Bay (not all at the same time). He also serves as faculty advisor to the Summer Film Production program.

Mark teaches general production courses (FILM 1304 Intro to Production, FILM 3304 Intermediate Production, FILM 4304 Advanced Production) as well as specialized courses in various areas of post-production (FILM 3308 Editing, FILM 3384 Sound, FILM 3388 Post-Production Visual FX), producing (FILM 3305 Producing), and commercial production (FILM 4301 TV Ad Concepting and Production).

SMU teaching awards include the 2018 Excellence in Mentoring Award and being named the 2014 Algur H. Meadows Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Meadows School of the Arts.