Dr. Alan DeSantis has been a professor at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Communication since 1993. In his capacity as a teacher, Alan has received numerous teaching awards, including being voted the University’s “Best Professor” by the student body 10 times. Alan’s academic research can be divided into two areas of interest. The first has explored issues of identity and at-risk behavior on college campuses. His book, “Inside Greek U: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power, and Prestige,” investigated the power of social organizations in America. In 2010, DeSantis began investigating the illegal use of ADHD stimulants by college students. His drug-abuse research was featured on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Most recently, DeSantis has been analyzing the content, form, and effects of English-speaking films. Along with teaching his courses on film criticism and film & culture, Alan is currently writing a new book that analyzes how the last 100 years of film have depicted “college life” for American audiences. Specific interest is given to the representations of college students, professors, Greek organizations, and NCAA athletics.