Barry Dornfeld

BARRY DORNFELD is a management consultant, documentary filmmaker, media researcher, and educator. His documentary work, which has been shown on public television and won awards at festivals and competitions, includes: “Eatala: A Life in Klezmer,” “LaVaughn Robinson; Dancing History,” “Gandy Dancers," portraying the expressive culture and history of African-American railroad workers in the US, and broadcast nationally on PBS, "Look Forward and Carry on the Past: Stories from Philadelphia’s Chinatown," broadcast on WYBE-TV Philadelphia,"Powerhouse for God" and "Plenty of Good Women Dancers: African-American Women Hoofers in Philadelphia." Dornfeld has also published research on media organizations, media reception and cultural performance, including Producing Public Television, Producing Public Culture (1998, Princeton University Press), an ethnography of a PBS documentary series. After receiving a BA from Tufts University and a PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication, Dornfeld taught at New York University and chaired the Communication Department at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He is a Principal at CFAR, a management consulting firm in Philadelphia.