Frank McAdams, a former Fulbright Senior Scholar and award winning screenwriter, has been teaching cinema studies at the University of Southern California since 1991. The recipient of two first place Samuel Goldwyn awards, McAdams has worked as a story analyst for four Hollywood production companies and has lectured at six major universities. McAdams is the author of The American War Film: History and Hollywood (2005), a film studies/history analysis, and Treason's Time, a World War II novel. He is also the co-author of Final Affair (2002), a Berkley True Crime book. His memoir Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander's Memoir (2013) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He received a B.S. in history from Loyola University, Chicago and earned his M.F.A. from UCLA. He lives in Dana Point with his wife Patty.