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My primary areas of interest include American independent cinema, environmental film, and media literacy. I hope to help students who want to become cinematic storytellers explore, capture, and share the stories they are uniquely suited to tell, be they documentary or narrative fiction.

Education

1991
M.F.A. in Cinema Television Production, University of Southern California: School of Cinematic Arts
1988
B.A. in Communication, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), Westminster, MD

Research Interests

  • American independent cinema

  • Environmental film

  • Media literacy

Recent Courses

  • IDS 2018: HBO's "The Wire": Through a Cinematic and Social Lens

  • CIN 3301: Film Analysis: American Independent Cinema

  • CIN 3365: Cell Phone Cinema

Selected Publications

  • "Made Possible By Viewers Like You: 50 Years of Maryland Public Television" (2019) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor. Documentary. 120 min.

  • "Barns of the Susquehanna Valley" (2017) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor. Documentary. 82 min.

  • "Electric Road Trip" (2014) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor. Documentary. 60 min.

  • "Historic Barns of Maryland" (2012) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor. Documentary. 60 min.

  • "Eatin' Crabs: Chesapeake Style" (2008) Writer/Producer/Editor. Documentary. 30 min.

Clubs and community involvement

  • Faculty Advisor, Terror TV, McDaniel's 24-hour campus cable station

Awards and Honors

  • National Television Academy Fellowship (2016)

  • National Capital/Chesapeake Region Emmy Award for Technology Program/Special: "Electric Road Trip" (2015)

  • McDaniel Faculty Creativity Award for "Historic Barns of Maryland" documentary & companion book (2012)

  • McDaniel Faculty Scholarly Publications Award for Media Man newspaper series (2009)

  • National Capital/Chesapeake Region Emmy Award for Chesapeake Programming: "Eatin' Crabs: Chesapeake Style" (2009)

  • Board Member of the Year for Carroll Community Media Center (2006)