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Craig Detweiler, Ph.D., MFA 
Associate Professor, Communication Division, Special Assistant to the Provost
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-6314
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Pop culture
  • Video games
  • Television
  • Entertainment business
  • Christianity and culture
  • Faith and film
  • Pop culture and religion

Dr. Craig Detweiler is director of the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University in Malibu. He's a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California's acclaimed film school. His comedic documentary, Purple State of Mind, won Best Spiritual Film at the 2008 Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Audience Award at the 2009 Tallahassee Film Festival. His book, Into the Dark,searches for the sacred amidst the top-ranked films on the Internet Movie Database. Craig has also edited a new book, Halos and Avatars, which connects the dots between video games and God. His cultural commentary has appeared on ABC's Nightline,CNN,Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times.

Media Contact Information

Office of Public Relations
Pepperdine University
Direct: (310) 506-4138

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