About Sandy Fries

Areas of Research Interest

  • Mass Communication

Recent Courses Taught

  • Journalism
  • Magazine Writing
  • Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Screenwriting

Current Projects

  • I am currently writing a book.

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books

  • Paramount Studios - Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Staff Writer
  • Paramount Studios - Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Story Editor for video games
  • NBC, Quantum Leap
  • Warner Brothers Films
    Feature Film development deal
  • Dick Clark Productions
    Television development deal
  • Marvel Studios, Spiderman
    Animation Writer
  • Paramount Studios, Star Fleet Academy
    Novel based on my Star Trek video game
  • Los Angeles Times
    Free Lance Writer
  • New York Times
    College Correspondent


  • M.A. from Columbia University
  • B.A. from Clark University

Awards and Recognitions

  • NBC Fellow at Columbia University
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Cum Laude honors at Clark University
  • Emmy nomination for TV writing
  • Special Commendation from former mayor of Los Angeles for public service television writing
  • Judge for Emmy Awards
  • Member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Former Chairman of the Writer's Guild of America Future of Television Seminar

As a journalist, Professor Fries has done one-on-one interviews with two Presidents of the United States, several U.S. Senators and the former Director of the CIA.