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Faculty Bio

Joe Leydon

Communications Bldg
Phone: 713-743-XXXX



  • MA in Communication Studies, University of Houston
  •  BA in Journalism, Loyola University of N.O.


  • Media and Society
  • Writing for Print and Digital Media
  • Broadcast and Film Writing
  • Film Appreciation
  • History of Cinema
  • Social Issues in Journalism
  • Social Aspects of Film The Art of Filmmaking
  • Writing for Print and Digital 

Selected Publications

  • Contributing Writer for Houston since 2009.
  •  Author, “Joe Leydon’s Guide to Essential Movies You Must See” (July 2004)
  • Communications Director/Feature Writer for Cowboys and Indians magazine (and since February 2003.


  • Houston Press Club Award for Best Critical Commentary, 1985, 1986 and 2003
  •  Dallas Press Club Award for Arts Criticism, 1991 and 1994