Richard Koszarski
Professor of English
(848) 932-7596



Film and Cinema Studies

Professor Koszarski is editor-in-chief of Film History: an International Journal. He is the author of Hollywood on the Hudson Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff (2008); Fort Lee, The Film Town (2004); Von: The Life and Films of Erich Von Stroheim (2001); An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture (1994); and The Man You Loved to Hate: Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood (1983). In 1991, he was awarded the Prix Jean Mitry by the Giornate del Cinema Muto "for safeguarding and apprising the cinematographic patrimony." Professor Koszarski's research interests include the history of the American film industry, cinema and museology, and the development of television. He is currently writing a history of filmmaking in New York and New Jersey.

Office / Office Hours

Murray Hall, Room 021, College Ave Campus

Courses Taught

  • American Cinema
  • Film Genres
  • Introduction to Film
  • Major Filmmakers
  • World Cinema

Awards and Affiliations

  • Bergen County Historic Preservation Award for Fort Lee, The Film Town, 2005
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2003
  • Prix Jean Mitry, Giornate del Cinema Muto, 1991
  • Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1923, 1991
  • National Film Book Award for The Man You Loved to Hate: Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood, 1984
  • American Council of Learned Societies, Research grant, 1978


PhD, New York University
MA, New York University
BA, Hofstra University