In 2004, I joined American University’s full-time faculty as Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at the School of Communication. There I founded, and currently direct, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking. I love to teach and obtain enormous fulfillment from teaching. I received the 2014 University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching.
At the request of AU’s Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning, I regularly give workshops to other professors on how to teach so students are enthusiastic and engaged. And I write about teaching, tenure, and other pedagogical issues.
The main class I teach is COMM-524 Producing Environmental and Wildlife Films. I also manage and oversee Classroom in the Wild, the Environmental and Wildlife Concentration in our MFA program, and all the programs at the Center for Environmental Filmmaking. In addition, a new class I created and am now teaching is called Design Your Life for Success.
Design Your Life For Success
My newest class is called “Design Your Life For Success.” It’s a free, noncredit class at AU open to the public.
- Center for Environmental Filmmaking Scholars
- Center for Environmental Filmmaking Annual Reports
- Making a Difference: American University's Center for Enviornmental Filmmaking, PlanetForward at GW
- Environmental Wildlife Film concentration in the MFA
- Classroom in the Wild
- Upcoming Events at the Center for Environmental Filmmaking
- Student Films
Scholarships & Competitions
- Senior Scholars at the Center
- Mavis and Sidney John Palmer Scholarship
- Center Challenge Prize: Overcoming Adversity
- Eco-Comedy Video Competition