Adelmo P. Dunghe, S.J., is an Assistant Professor Religious Studies and Communications at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Having completed his doctoral dissertation, Pasolini’s Semiotics and a Cinema of the Sacred, Dunghe was awarded a multi-disciplinary PhD in Theology and Cinema from Canada’s University of Toronto in December of 2007. While engaged in his doctoral studies and research, he offered courses as a Sessional Lecturer in Theology and Film at both Regis College in Toronto and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and was appointed Assistant Professor of Theology at St. Joseph’s University in 2008. Previously, Dunghe was an instructor of Theology and Film at Canisius College in Buffalo and at St. Louis University. Dr. Dunghe has presented a number of scholarly papers at academic conferences in Canada and the United States, and presented material from his Pasolini research at the 2006 A.A.T.I. conference in Genova, Italy. A former producer of radio and television programming, Dunghe was the creator of the internationally syndicated radio program, Contact, for which he was awarded Gabriel Awards “for outstanding contribution to humankind” in 1996 and 1997 by UNDA-USA (the National Catholic Broadcasters Association). He supplements the film courses he teaches in the Le Moyne College Communication department with film courses in the departments of Religious Studies, English, Music, and Italian. A Jesuit priest since 1995, Dunghe celebrated his 30th anniversary in the Jesuit order this year.
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