Steve teaches television production and development following 20 years in the television industry in Hollywood and New York as Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs for Viacom Productions. There he was in charge of prime time programming where over 2000 hours of programming were produced under his aegis including the series Sabrina The Teenage Witch for ABC, The Chris Issak Show for Showtime, Ed for NBC and the Emmy nominated 4400 for the USA Network.
His creating/producing work in television continues with a new web series for Fall 2010, Hockey Moms and this past year he produced and directed a dramedy series for Rocky Mountain PBS, Good Grief.
Steve is on the Editorial Board of the Princeton Review Guide to Top Television, Film and Digital Media Programs at Colleges and Universities (in which Ithaca College happens to be highly rated!). For the past 19 years, he has been a member and former chair of the Education Committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences where he produces the College Television Awards Screenings featuring the nation’s best in film and digital works; and is also a longtime mentor in the group’s Student Internship Program where each of his mentees have enjoyed a 100% success rate in achieving employment in the industry--his first intern is a Vice president of the CBS Television Network.