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Kristyn Jo Benedyk

Title: Associate Professor
Tel: 513-556-9488

A native of Chicago, Kristyn Benedyk previously served on the faculty of the School of Cinema and Interactive Media at DePaul University. Along with her husband (and fellow current CCM faculty member) Matt Irvine, she founded DePaul's screenwriting program in Fall 2011, serving as the program's first Chair in the process.

Prior to her tenure at DePaul, she taught at Webster University in St. Louis for two years. She has also worked as a writer, producer and director of several short films including Speed Dating (2014), Leroy Frokowski (2008) and 3 Down (2007).


  • Bachelor's, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2002.
  • MFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2005 (Creative Writing/Play-writing ).
  • MFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2007 (Film and Television Writing).