Professor, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness, Faculty Affairs, and ALO
- The University of Texas At Austin, Bachelor of Science
University of Southern California, Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production
Joe Slowensky oversees the processes for defining and measuring Chapman’s institutional effectiveness through assessment and program review as the university’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). He also supervises faculty processes for hiring, contracts, tenure and promotion, and annual review.
Before joining the Chancellor’s Office, Slowensky served as Dodge College’s Chair of the Film Division and the graduate Conservatory of Motion Pictures over a seven year period. Slowensky received his MFA from USC’s School of Cinema-Television and a BS in Radio-TV-Film Communication from the University of Texas at Austin. He has written movies of the week for ABC, the Disney Channel, and CBS. Slowensky began his career working in development of movies and miniseries at CBS. His first produced feature, the CBS Sunday Night Movie, Miracle in the Woods, was seen in more than 14.5 million homes and received the highest ratings of the week (except for the World Series). His second CBS film, Three Secrets, also won the ratings battle during the highly competitive May sweeps period. Slowensky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West and the exclusive Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Writers Peer Group, where he’s a voting juror for the annual prime-time Emmy Awards.
As a Professor of Film and Media Arts, Slowensky also teaches courses in screenwriting and film production. Slowensky enjoys working with students, in part, because “they’re where the trends are starting. It’s fun to help them shape their fresh, unbridled ideas into something they might be able to sell.” He’s always ready to listen to students because helping them develop a good story is where it all starts—for students and pros alike.