BA, State University of New York _ College of Cortland
MA, New School for Social Research
Professor Gewirtz has taught at St. Francis College for the past ten years. He has also taught at Kingsborough Community College, DeVry Institute of Technology and LaGuardia Community College. Professor Gewirtz was instrumental in the development of the college's new state of the art high-definition television studio, which is one of the first in the nation. His mentors included Dr. Robert J. Thompson _ founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University and Dr. Paul Levinson Professor of Communication Arts and Media Studies at Fordham University. Professor Gewirtz has co-produced and directed both motion pictures and television shows. He also owns a small production company. Professor Gewirtz is pursuing a Ph.D. at the New School for Social Research in the Sociology of the Media.