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Frank Joseph McAdams, M.F.A.

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Office: SCA 335

Frank McAdams is an award-winning screenwriter who has been teaching undergraduate and graduate students at USC since 1991. He has written for two television series and is the recipient of two first place Samuel Goldwyn screenwriting awards. McAdams has also worked as a story analyst for four Hollywood production companies and has lectured at six major universities. He is also a Fulbright Specialist Scholar, teaching undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

McAdams is the author of The American War Film: History and Hollywood, a film studies/history analysis, and Treason's Time, a World War II novel. He is also the co-author of Final Affair, a Berkley True Crime book. His memoir, Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander's Memoir by the University Press of Kansas in March 2013 was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was the subject of a C-SPAN interview. His most recent novel, George & Iris: The Tragic Love Story of George Gipp and Iris Trippeer, was published by Kindle/Amazon in 2014. He received a B.S. (History) from Loyola University, Chicago and earned his M.F.A. from UCLA.