After more than 38 years of service, Bob Bassett, founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, has announced his retirement at the end of August, 2019. His wife, Professor Janell Shearer Bassett, chair of the Media Arts Division, is retiring at that time. Dean Bassett and Professor Shearer joined
Over the past three decades, as the founding dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman U., Bob Bassett has continually pushed to innovate ways of giving students practical, hands-on experience, and to provide a curriculum largely unconstrained by more rigid, traditional ideas. Dean Bassett is Variety’s “Media Mentor of the Year”!