Full Time Faculty

Richard Schimpf

Richard Schimpf
Director of General Education and Online Learning

Assistant Professor Rich Schimpf received his BA from Columbia University and his MA from Stanford University, both in Russian Literature. His research focused on developing critical methodologies for textual analysis. His teaching interests at Stanford included Russian language, and the writers Chekhov and Gogol.

After Stanford, Rich pursued his own career in fiction writing, winning several awards and appearing in a number of publications. He transitioned into screenwriting in 2003, and quickly developed a successful business as a story editor and script doctor. He is credited on six films, and has consulted on dozens more.

Rich Schimpf was first invited to teach a screenwriting class at Cogswell in 2007. He fell in love with the place, and has been here ever since. He is presently the Director of General Education and Online Learning.