Daniel Schank, M.F.A.

Daniel Schank, M.F.A.
Associate Teaching Professor of English and Art, English and Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts programs
107 Art House (Jordan Building)

Mailing Address:
ERIE PA 16563

Painting, Art, Art History, Composition and Rhetoric, Film Studies, Literary Non-Fiction

Fighting Fentanyl in Erie - December 20, 2022

Chautauqua Artists in Residence 2022 - November 21, 2022

'Moving the Needle:' Funding and Equity in the Erie School District - September 7, 2022

Pride Month in Erie: An Intersectional LGBTQIA+ Community Comes Together - June 22, 2022

Public Schools on Trial - May 10, 2022

Book Review: "Devil House" - March 7, 2022

Dueling Dual Epidemics COVID-19 and opioid abuse in Erie County - October 21, 2021

Book Review: "The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America" - August 11, 2021

Misinformation in the Aftermath of Trump - May 11, 2021

Prophets, Polygamy, and a Presidential Assassin - April 12, 2021

Podcast Picks: You're Wrong About - March 16, 2021

Book Review: "Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy" - March 12, 2021

Podcast Picks: Louder Than a Riot - February 18, 2021

HBO's Perry Mason Puts a Strong Cast to Good Use - August 26, 2020

The Case for a Citizen Review Board for Policing in Erie - July 28, 2020

2020 Virtual Pridefest Goes Digital at an Uncertain Moment - June 17, 2020

Anxiety, Hope, and Momentum: Checking in with Erie's transgender and gender-expansive community - January 15, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance Raises Visibility in Turbulent Times

Demanding More: The Fight for a Living Wage in Erie - July 17, 2019

Beer Bellies, Kitties, and Valentines - April 10, 2019

Hiding in Plain Sight: Another Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church Leads to Horror and Exasperation - August 29, 2018

"Rust Belt New Americans" Welcomes Immigrants and Refugees in a Time of Crisis - July 4, 2018

Mystery and Mathematics Collide in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" - May 23, 2018

Thollem's "Technicolor Grey Zone" Stresses Innovation and Collaboration at the Art Museum - May 23, 2018

Homegrown Horror: Unearth Puts Erie on the Map for Independent Cinema - April 25, 2018

Have a Chat and a Meal with Erie's Most Talented Filmmakers - March 28, 2018

Penn State Behrend's 2018 Gender Conference Encourages the Silent to Speak Up - March 28, 2018

Opioid Abuse in Erie: Pain, Grief, and Resolve in the Face of a Rapidly Escalating Crisis" - March 14, 2018

Shifting Focus - February 14, 2018

Parenting, poverty, and poetry collide in "The Florida Project" - January 17, 2018

Disability and Distress in the Trump Era - November 8, 2017

We Need Penn State Behrend's Annual Gender Conference Now More Than Ever - April 12, 2017

Time Served: Exiting the Criminal Justice System in Erie - March 15, 2017

Raw Emotion Takes Center Stage on "Opening Night" - January 18, 2017

Three Reasons TV Was Worth Watching in 2016 - December 21, 2016

The Jefferson Educational Society’s Global Summit VIII - November 7, 2016

What Can We Learn From History About the 2016 Election? An Interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin - November 9, 2016

"Salam Neighbor" Sets Up Shop at a Syrian Refugee Camp - October 26, 2016

Implementing Erie’s Comprehensive Plan Takes Center Stage at JES - October 12, 2016

The World is Ending! Head "Into the Forest" - October 26, 2016

Two Seasoned Documentarians Explore Cyberspace at the Erie Art Museum - October 12, 2016

Concentrated Poverty in Erie - September 28, 2016

Double-down on De Palma at the Erie Art Museum - September 28, 2016

Fall in Love and Start a Band on "Sing Street" - August 30, 2016

Re-live Your Childhood with "Raiders!" - August 31, 2016

Making Movies in Erie - July 6, 2016

"Farragut North" is the Perfect Play for an Election Year - June 8, 2016

Globetrotting Cinematographer Reflects on the Ethics of Her Craft in "Cameraperson" - June 22, 2016

Understanding Erie’s Transgender Community - June 8, 2016

"Janis: Little Girl Blue" Profiles One of the Key Icons of the Hippie Era - May 25, 2016

"Trapped" Explores the Ways that Safe Access to an Abortion Has Become Inaccessible - May 25, 2016

Addressing the Rising Number of Suicides in Our Community - May 25, 2016

Feel the Puritanical Wrath of "The Witch" - May 11, 2016

"City of Gold" Explores the Underground Cuisine of Los Angeles - April 27, 2016

"In Jackson Heights" Takes an Intimate Look at One of Our Most Diverse Communities - April 13, 2016

"The True Cost" Exposes the Dark Side of “Fast Fashion” - March 30, 2016

Author Margot Mifflin Explores the History of Women’s Tattoos during the 2016 Penn State Behrend Gender Conference - March 2, 2016

Bridging the Divide: An Interview with Benjamin Jealous - March 2, 2016

Conflict Kitchen Serves Foreign Policy on the Take-out Menu at Penn State Behrend - March 30, 2016

FILM at the Erie Art Museum Considers the Brutality of the Border with "Sicario" and "Cartel Land" - March 2, 2016

Get Connected with Penn State Behrend’s Digital Media Festival - March 16, 2016

Oberlin Historian Renee Romano to Speak at Penn State Behrend About Race and “Collective Memory” - March 16, 2016

"Room" Tells a Story of Abduction, Escape, and Resilience - February 3, 2016

Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Jealous Discusses Issues of Race at Penn State Behrend - February 3, 2016

Is "The Holy Mountain" the Weirdest Movie Ever Made? - February 17, 2016

Spike Lee’s "Chi-Raq" Offers an Audacious, Ambitious Look at the World We Live in - February 24, 2016

The Health of Nursing - January 20, 2016

Best of Enemies explores the partisan bickering of a bygone era

Explore the heights of the Himalayas in Meru - November 11, 2015

The Normal Heart explores the early days of HIV/AIDS activism

The Jefferson Educational Society's Global Summit VII - October 14, 2015

Fighting revenge porn through the legal system - September 30, 2015

'71 examines a troubling time in Irish history

A new generation of local filmmakers emerges with Erie's Voices

Timbuktu offers a thoughtful response to Islamic fundamentalism

Mad Max: Fury Road goes all in for action fans - September 2, 2015

Emerge 2040 readies for action

Moonrise Kingdom exemplifies the Wes Anderson firmula for filmmaking

Raiders of the Lost Ark to show its staying power at Porreco College

Slow West is an offbeat take on a classic Hollywood genre

Digging for Fire brings mumblecore to the mainstream - August 5, 2015

Blade Runner still packs a punch in spite of its imitators

Helping Hands: Collaborative efforts to make Erie safer

The Midnight Swim tells a spooky story for FILM

Web explores the potentials and perils of a more connected world

Citizenfour raises important questions about power and privacy - July 1, 2015

Erie's Summer JAM program kickstarts careers for young people - June 24, 2015

Creativity on display

How safe is Erie? - May 27, 2015

Transformazium comes to Penn State Erie

Whiplash makes jazz instruction feel like basic training - April 1, 2015

Chaos hits the road in Pierrot Le Fou

Happy Valley explores the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal

Emerge 2040 - March 1, 2015


Explore the biases of the break-up with The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby - February 4, 2015

Snoetry celebrates our wintry region's love of the spoken word

LA based dance troupe Diavolo brings "Architecture in Motion" to MIAC - January 7, 2015

Prison state: Local organizations aim to help Erie's incarcerated - December 10, 2014

Destination Erie key recommendations unveiled - November 26, 2014

FILM screens gripping, unreleased 'The Tribe' - November 11, 2014

Erie's own to speak at Global Summit IV - November 7, 2014

Charles C. Mann presents at Global Summit IV - November 4, 2014

JES Global Summit IV: The world's leading minds gather in Erie - October 29, 2014

FILM presents 'Under the Skin' - October 15, 2014

'Mercy Killers' examines ethical, psychological, and social costs of our health care system - October 1, 2014

Provocative documentary 'Kids For Cash' approaches scandal with restraint and sobriety - September 3, 2014

Remembering the Adams Brothers - August 20, 2014

Building community from the Main Street outward - July 23, 2014

The reissuing of Lavender Country, the first openly gay country album - June 11, 2014