William Romanowski

Criticism, Film

William "Bill" Romanowski is a nationally recognized scholar and award-winning commentator on the intersection of religion and popular culture. His book Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture (2001) won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award. Additionally, his 2012 book Reforming Hollywood: How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies won the Religious Communication Association Book of the Year Award and received the President's Author Series Award from Indiana Wesleyan University. Romanowski is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and Faculty Research AwardHe is currently Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin University, where he teaches courses in film and media studies.

Festival Years: 2016