Robert P. Kolker Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Robert P. Kolker

Emeritus Professor
University of Maryland

I have been teaching film for many years and am now devoting my time to writing.


I have taught many years at the University of Maryland and then Georgia Tech, and, more recently, at the University of Virginia where I offered online courses in film.
I am the author of:
A Cinema of Loneliness
The Altering Eye
Bernardo Bertolucci
The Cultures of American Film
co-author of The Films of Wim Wenders
editor of The Oxford Handbook of Film & Media Studies
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho: A Casebook
2001: A Space Odyssey: New Essays
Eyes Wide Shut: Stanley Kubrick and the Making of His Final Film (with Nathan Abrams)


    PhD Columbia University, English Literature, 1969

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Film and cultural studies

Personal Interests

    Reading, watching films,  computing


Featured Title
 Featured Title - Politics Goes to the Movies - Kolker - 1st Edition book cover


A Companion to Robert Altman

"The Long Reach of Short Cuts"

Published: Oct 17, 2015 by A Companion to Robert Altman
Authors: Robert Kolker

Discussion of films that were influenced by "Short Cuts"

A Companion to Martin Scorsese

"The Imaginary Museum: Martin Scorsese’s Film Documentaries”

Published: Nov 17, 2014 by A Companion to Martin Scorsese
Authors: Robert Kolker

Discussion of Martin Scorsese's film documentaries


"Rage for Order: Kubrick's Fearful Symmetry"

Published: Jun 17, 2010 by Raritan
Authors: Robert Kolker

Discussion of Kubrick's imagery and influence