Terry McAteer, M.F.A.

Field of Interest

Prof. McAteer has a keen interest, developed over many years of studying, writing, filmmaking, and teaching,  in helping students engage in the understanding and telling of coherent and intriguing stories, based in fact or the imagination, in all media.  He believes it is only through a carefully articulated comprehension of the narratives which surround us in our daily lives that we can fully and harmoniously live in the world.

Courses Taught at Felician University

Cinema and Literature
Detective Fiction
Film Analysis
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
History of the Motion Picture: Documentary Films
History of the Motion Picture: Fiction Films
Identity: Crisis & Development in a Cultural Context
Introduction to Study of Literature
Journey to Selfhood
Mass Media
Propaganda in Mass Media
Public Speaking
Science Fiction
Screenwriting I & II
The Short Story
Standards and Practices in Journalism and the Media
Videomaking I, II, & III
Writing the College Essay


• The Bookshop • Emily • Emily’s Song (also Associate Producer) • Grandmother • Last Chance, with Steven B. Carosso • Mark of the Beast • Night Shift • Payback • Playback • Rio Libre • Death of Mr. Edwards, The • The Shroud
Theatrical Director
• Avenging Grace • October Twilight
• Movin’ • October Twilight
Office Location:
Little Theatre Annex
Contact Phone:
(201) 507-0613


MFA, Columbia University (1976)
MA Boston College (1970)

Positions Held

Instructor to Associate Professor, Felician College (1997- present)
Adjunct Professor, Boston College, Adelphi Academy, NYIT, Columbia University, Adelphi
University, Borough of Manhattan Community College (1970-1999)