- B.A. Humanities
M.L.A. Humanities and Film Studies
- Amanda Dowd (she/her/hers) is a two-time graduate of The University of South Florida having earned a B.A. in Humanities and an M.L.A. in Humanities and Film Studies. Currently she serves as an AUx Instructor and Advisor. Dowd previously held a position as an Associate Instructor of Humanities at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg VA, where she taught courses such as 20th Century Western Culture, Greek Mythology, Women in the Humanities and Survey of Western Culture I & II. In addition to her role as an instructor, she also served as an Academic Advisor at Germanna Community College. Prior to leaving her home state of Florida, she held the position of Adjunct Humanities Professor at the University of South Florida, teaching courses such as The Arts, English Composition and 20TH Century Western Culture. While at the University of South Florida, she also taught international students through the INTO pathways program and facilitated the first online course for the Humanities and Cultural Studies department. Amanda’s teaching experience began in her role as the Education Specialist at the Tampa Museum of Art where she created and instructed education programs that provided students the opportunity to engage with featured artwork through studio experiences, teacher education programs, and lecture series. Her research interests include Soviet-era film and censorship, and the relationship between trauma and artistic expression. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys hiking in and around Shenandoah National Park and DC's Rock Creek Park. As an art enthusiast, she often frequents local galleries, museums and music venues.