Instructor English, New York University, 1930. Screen playwright Warner Brothers, 1933. Assistant professor motion pictures New York University, 1941-1943.
Associate professor department chairman motion pictures New York University 1943-1945, professor since 1945. Visiting professor, University of Southern California, 1947, Hebrew U., 1949, London U., 1957. Vanderbilt lecturer Smith College, 1961.
Film adviser Lincoln Center, 1962. Cinema Critic Theatre Arts Magazine, 1962. State Department representative Mexican Film Festival, 1963-1965.
Board directors Motion Picture Foundation for Colleges Universities, Inc. Chairman Rosenthal Foundation awards in Cinema, 1962-1964. Chairman jury Cork International Film Festival, Ireland, 1964.
Award New Republic poetry prize, 1934. Peabody Radio Writing Award, 1944. Ford Foundation traveling fellow Polish, Yugoslavia cinema academics, 1962.
Visiting scholar (Ford Foundation grant) Harvard, 1962-1963. Lecturer IDHEC, Paris, 1963.
- Author of several books, since 1931, including: Teaching Techniques United States Air Force, 1953. Irovy Tower, 1957
Born October 23, 1907