1984 Master of Arts in Communications, The University of Alabama
1977 Bachelor of Science in Broadcast and Film Communications, The University of Alabama
Work History and Experience
The University of Alabama Department of Journalism and Creative Media – July 2021 to present. I am continuing to teach media production labs part-time following retirement from full-time employment.
The University of Alabama Center for Public Television & Radio – May 1993 to June 2021. I produced and directed documentaries, TV shows, and various media projects. I also taught media production classes and labs.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting – July 2010 to May 2011. Directed production of a weekly music program shot on location.
Kershaw Manufacturing Company – January 1990 to April 1992. Produced corporate print and video communications for internal training and external promotions.
Production Center Manager
Alabama Public Television – January 1985 to May 1989. Supervised production and engineering staff involved in studio and field production.
Producer-Director / Community Relations Director
The University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio – January 1980 – December 1984. Produced and directed programs for broadcast on Alabama Public Television. Supervised promotion of UA produced TV programs through print and broadcast media.
First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa – 1981 to 1983. Directed live broadcasts of church services.
The University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio – August 1977 – December 1979. Directed and edited programs for broadcast on Alabama Public Television.
Academic Instruction Experience
BFC 150 – 1984 – Adjunct instructor for an Intro to Media Production class.
TCF 145 – 2011 to 2014 – Adjunct instructor for an Intro to Media Production class.
JCM 201 – 2018 to present – Lab instructor for an Intro to Media Production class.
Golden Oak Leaf Award – West Alabama Advertising Federation 1984
Silver Oak Leaf Award – West Alabama Advertising Federation 1984
Honorable Mention – National Commission on Working Women Media Awards 1984
Honorable Mention – George Lindsey UNA Film Festival 1997
Second Place Feature Documentary – Tupelo Film Festival 2006
Best Alabama Film and Best Professional Documentary – George Lindsey UNA Film Festival 2007
Best of Show and First Place Documentary – Macon Film Festival 2007
Honorable Mention – Music Documentary – Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2009
Honorable Mention – Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2009
Accolade TV Feature Documentary Award of Merit 2009
Best Feature Length Documentary – Prometheus Film Festival 2011
Best Promotional Campaign – Southeastern Regional Emmy Award 2014
Juror for Mississippi High School Film Competition 2011-2015
Juror for Grenada Afterglow Film Festival 2014
Juror for Knoxville Film Festival 2013
Juror for On Location: Memphis International Film Festival in 2011 and 2013
Graduate of Corporation for Public Broadcasting Mid-Management Institute
Graduate of Recording Institute of America training for recording studio engineers
Jumbotron crew for UA athletic events for four years
Mixed sound for modern worship services at Forest Lake United Methodist Church since 1998
Special screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin, and Rome
Television & Film Credits
This Week at the Capstone – 1977 – Director for weekly TV series promoting UA campus events and activities.
Perspective – 1977 – Director for weekly public affairs discussion series.
The Bluegrass Block – 1977 to 1984 – Cinematographer/Editor/Audio Mixer for weekly music series.
On Target – 1978/1979 – Cinematographer/Editor/Director for weekly minority affairs series.
Movement ’78 – 1978 – Cinematographer/Editor/Director/Assistant Producer for four-part series covering the 1978 Southern Christian Leadership Conference convention in Birmingham, Alabama.
Shades of Blue – 1979 – Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor for one-hour documentary on a jazz & blues music festival held in rural west Alabama.
Uptown & Country – 1980 to 1983 – Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor of segments for weekly series on Alabama life and culture.
From the Top – 1981 to 1983 – Producer/Director of weekly classical and jazz music performance series.
A Woman’s Place – 1983 – Co-producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor of documentary about women working in jobs traditionally held by men.
In Search of DeSoto’s Trail – 1984 – Producer/Director/Editor for documentary on early European exploration of Alabama and the Southeastern US.
For the Record – 1985 to 1989 – Production Manager/Director for live public affairs discussion program each weekday.
Home Away from Home – 1989 – Producer/Director/Editor of training video for child care providers produced for Alabama Department of Education.
Sweet Home Alabama – 1993 – Producer/Director of documentary featuring historic Alabama homes in declining condition.
The Least of These – 1994 – Producer/Director of documentary on Edmondite Missions, a Catholic organization serving poor people in rural Alabama.
The Chief: Calvin McGhee and the Forgotten Creeks – 1995 – Producer/Director – documentary on the history of the Porch Creek Indians of Alabama.
From Territory to State – 1995 – Producer/Director – Documentary on the origin of Alabama’s constitution and steps to statehood.
Mosby Sports Medicine Training – 1995 – Producer/Director of seven-part series on the evaluation and treatment of sports injuries.
The Amazing Story of Kudzu – 1996 – Producer/Director – Documentary on the history, uses, and efforts to control the invasive kudzu vine across the southeastern US.
Miller’s Pottery: Turning for Generations – 1997 – Producer/Director – Documentary of five generations of traditional pottery makers in Brent, Alabama.
The Ghosts of Selma – 1998 – Producer/Director – Documentary on ghost stories found in Selma, Alabama.
Bridges to the Past – 1999 – Producer/Director – Documentary on historic covered bridges in Alabama.
Across Alabama’s Black Belt on Historic Highway 80 – 1999 – Producer/Director – Travelogue documenting the history and scenic beauty found in central Alabama’s prairie traversed by US Highway 80.
Up from the Ashes: The Rebirth of Phenix City – 2000 – Producer/Director – Documentary on the Phenix City, Alabama crime syndicate of the 1950s and how the city has changed since then.
On the Azalea Trail – 2000 – Producer/Director – Documentary on Mobile, Alabama’s historical participation in an annual tourist program and contemporary botanical programs.
How Sweet the Sound – 2001 – Co-Producer/Director/Editor – Documentary on African American gospel singing traditions.
White Gold – 2001 – Producer/Director – Documentary on salt mining in Alabama.
4th & 23rd – 2001 – Co-director for music series shot on location.
Boom Town – 2002 – Producer/Director – Documentary on the World War II ammunition plant in Childersburg, Alabama which caused the city’s population to explode.
A Taste of Hog Heaven – 2003 – Co-Producer/Director/Editor – Documentary on Alabama barbecue traditions featuring nine restaurants across the state.
La Boheme at UA – 2005 – Producer/Director – Documentary on the production of an opera at the University of Alabama.
Martha’s Sewing Room – 2006 to 2011 – Audio mixer, assistant director for nationally distributed how-to series.
Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour – 2006 – Producer/Director – Documentary on blues musician.
Holy Smoke over Birmingham – 2006 – Producer/Director – Documentary featuring the history and traditions of nine Birmingham, Alabama barbecue restaurants.
Scrambled Films – 2007 – Producer/Director – Documentary of three teams participating in the Sidewalk Scramble, a 48 hour film competition.
Songs Inside the Box – 2008 – Producer/Director – Documentary on the annual cigar box guitar festival held in Huntsville, Alabama.
Sucarnotchee Revue – 2011 – Director – Weekly country music series produced by Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
United Way of West Alabama Campaign Video – 2012 – Producer/Director – Annual fundraising campaign video.
UA College of Engineering Celebrates 175 Years – 2012 – Producer/Director – Video presentation for an event.
Communications Hall of Fame – 2012 to 2018 – Co-Producer/Director – Documentary profiles of individuals honored at an annual event hosted by the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences.
Alabama Detours – 2012 to 2014 – Co-Producer/Co-Director – A series of short interstitial profiles of interesting people and places for WVUA-TV.
Preserving Justice – 2013 – Editor – Documentary on the work of Birmingham, Alabama attorneys involved in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham – 2014 to 2016 – Producer/Director – Weekly performance series featuring on-location acoustic pop music.
Change Agents – 2016 – Producer/Director – Documentary on the University of Alabama Blackburn Institute leadership training program.
Hometown Teams – 2016 – Producer/Director –Oral history videos to accompany a traveling Smithsonian exhibit.
How to Build Your Athletic Brand – 2016 – Producer/Director – Training program for International Olympic Committee.
American Cancer Society of the Shoals Videos – 2016 – Producer/Director – Profiles of lives affected by cancer for fundraising event.
The Premiere Awards – 2017 – Producer/Director – Videos about outstanding UA students and faculty for awards presentation ceremony.
Water|Ways Oral History Videos – 2018 – Producer/Director – Oral histories to accompany a traveling Smithsonian exhibit.
Realizing the Dream Awards – 2018 to 2019 – Producer/Director – Documentary profiles of individuals honored at the annual Realizing the Dream Banquet hosted by the University of Alabama Division of Community Affairs.
Bookmark with Don Noble – 2018 to 2021 – Producer/Director – Weekly author interview program recorded in studio and on location.
Finding the Cornerstone, The Wallace A. Rayfield Story – 2020 – Sound Recordist – Documentary on a forgotten African American architect produced by Dwight B. Cammeron.
Discovering Alabama – 2020 – Producer/Researcher – Produced interviews for an episode of a weekly series on Alabama Public Television.