"Todd Boyd", aka "Notorious Ph.D.," is the Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race & Popular Culture and Professor of Critical Studies in the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Dr. Boyd is an accomplished scholar, author, media commentator, producer and consultant. He is regarded as one of the nation's leading experts on American popular culture and is especially noted for his pioneering work on media, race, cinema, hip hop culture, and sports. Boyd received his Ph.D in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa in 1991 and began his professorial career at USC in the fall of 1992.

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