Faculty member poses outdoors.

Myrton Running Wolf

Assistant Professor of Race and Media Photo credit: Pamela Peters


Myrton holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, a master's degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. His research focuses on methodologies for increasing the inclusion of marginalized populations in mainstream media production with his academic writings appearing in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC, NYC-based AMERINDA’s "Talking Stick", and the academic publication "Native Apparitions: Critical Perspectives on Hollywood's Indians." Myrton taught at Stanford, lectured at Vassar College and Santa Clara University, and led workshops at several junior and tribal colleges in cultural diversity, the economics and politics of mainstream media production, and identity politics. Behind-the-scenes his professional work includes Production Management for Disney-ABC Television's "Grey's Anatomy," "LOST," "Private Practice," "Brothers & Sisters," and "Criminal Minds" as well as being a Creative Producer for The CW and NBC network affiliates. As a professional actor, Myrton held lead roles onstage in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area as well as supporting roles in feature films "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The New World," and "Into the West" among several other credits.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Master's degree, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
  • MFA, University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts

Professional certifications

  • SAG-AFTRA member