Film/Culture Faculty

Our Faculty

Mercy University is honored to have such a lively, diverse and energetic collection of faculty teaching in all of its programs. The following faculty are frequent educators in the film courses.


Steven DeRosa is the author of Writing with Hitchcock: The Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and John Michael Hayes. In addition to teaching film studies and coordinating the International Film Festival at Mercy University, Steven has lectured on screenwriting and film at NYU’s Hitchcock Centennial Conference, The American Museum of the Moving Image, Film Forum, The New School, and HitchCons ’21 & ’22. He has been a contributing writer to the Writers Guild of America Awards. At one time he was an editor of movie trailers and also managed the Warner Bros., Columbia Pictures, and MGM outtake collections. 


Steven can be seen on-screen in the documentary, The Master’s Touch: Hitchcock’s Signature Style, available on Warner Home Video’s Blu-ray of North by Northwest, as well as in featurettes on Paramount’s Blu-ray release of To Catch a Thief.


Kenneth Crab holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Antwerp in his native Belgium, and a doctorate in Cinema Studies from New York University.

His dissertations focused respectively on the dynamics of literary adaptation in the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, and the aesthetic of Romanticism in the work of Michael Mann. His research interests include narrative analysis, genre theory and African-American cinema.