Professor Jim Schaefer

Jim Schaefer, Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Jim Schaefer recently retired after 24 years as Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Because his degrees are all in Theatre Arts, when he first came to Georgetown he taught courses in dramatic literature. But his real passion for almost 50 years has been photography, and for the past ten years he has taught courses in photographic history in both the graduate program in Communication, Culture, and Technology and in American Studies.   

A selection of his photographs can be seen at his website,
Schaefer earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. from Beloit College.