Lyell Davies earned his PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on film and media and he has both published on media and social change, and directed his own documentary videos. These documentaries include: Spoken By An Actor: Cinema Censorship and Northern Ireland (1993), co-directed with Irish filmmaker Naomi Wilson; Towards a Lasting Peace: Gerry Adams in the U.S. (1994); Making Ourselves Free (1994); Ireland’s Own Berlin Wall (1994); and Brain Injury Dialogues (2008), co-directed by brain injury survivor Rick Franklin. In Spring 2011, Brain Injury Dialogues aired on PBS member stations coast-to-coast. At John Jay College, he teaches film, media, and communication courses including DRA106 Introduction to Film, DRA199 Self, Media, and Society, DRA261 Video Production Basics, SPE240 Contemporary Media in Everyday Life, and DRA346 Documentary Film and Media.