Executive Director, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Concurrent Assistant Professional Specialist, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Areas of specialization: American independent film, documentary film
Classes: Global Cinema, Germany in Postwar Cinema, RKO Pictures, History of Documentary Film
Ted Barron is executive director of the DeBartolo Perfoming Arts Center and Judd and Mary Lou Leighton Director of the Performing Arts. Barron previously served as senior associate director since 2010 and has led the visits to Notre Dame by filmmakers such as Claire Denis, Larry Karaszewski, Margarethe von Trotta, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. He teaches courses on film history in Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.
Barron previously served as senior programmer of the Harvard Film Archive at Harvard University and director of programming of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has received numerous honors for his film programming, including a special commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics in 2006. He also has served as a lecturer in film studies at Harvard University, Montclair State University, Boston University, Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.