Director of Media Technology / Communications Instructor
I work at an open admission, two-year college. I am going on my ninth year as an instructor in their Communication Arts department and oversee their video production studio. I teach the majority of the video production courses in their program. My students learn the importance of professional reliability, commitment, responsibility, organization, respect, and working together as a team/crew under the stresses of long hours and strict deadlines. I am also an academic advisor for approximately 40 students a semester.
I didn't study film and video production with intentions on becoming an actual teacher. Teaching sort of found me. The institution I now work for received a media technology grant in 2005 that brought me on board to help advise and equip the institution's Communication department with the digital video production equipment needed to create a video production studio and bring their program up-to-date. I have been teaching there ever since. My department is currently in the overdue process of upgrading our digital video environment to HD. It is taking longer than expected, but I am looking forward to offering my students a seamless HD studio when everything is in place.