Robert A. Emmons, Jr.
Associate Director of the Digital Studies Center
Assistant Teaching Professor of Theater
Head of Filmmaking Concentration
D.Litt. Drew University
Robert A. Emmons Jr. is a documentary filmmaker, the Associate Director of the Digital Studies Center and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Rutgers University-Camden. His 2014 film, Diagram for Delinquents, is about Fredric Wertham and the comic book panic of the 1940s and 50s. It has played at various comic book conventions including Wizard World and the San Diego Comic Con. His previous films include: YARDALE!, Wolf at the Door, Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza (2007), and De Luxe: The Tale of Blue Comet (2010). Goodwill was screened as part of the Smithsonian exhibition: Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement at the New Jersey Historical Society, won Best Homegrown Documentary Feature at the 2008 Garden State Film Festival, and in 2009 received Mexico’s Lindbergh-Carranza International Goodwill Award as a Messenger of Peace.
From February to August of 2010 Emmons created two short documentaries a week. The 52 short documentaries formed the weekly internet series MINICONCEPTDOCS. His newest documentary, Sickies Making Films, is a collaboration with documentation Joe Tropea, and is about the history of film censorship and cinema’s battle for First Amendment protection.