Office: Watson Hall 213
Office Phone: 815-753-7132
(Ph.D, Northwestern University)
Speciality: Documentary video production; gender and media; autobiographical film and video; web design. Director of Reality Bytes Film Festival.
Updated: Tuesday August 10th 8:15 am
Tuesday COMS 358 sec. 1 and 2 | 12:30-1:45 PM | DU 148, COMS 496 | 2:00-3:15 Wh 233
Monday COMS 650 | WH 233 | 3 - 5:40 PM
Thursday COMS 358 sec. 1 and 2 | 12:30-1:45 PM | DU 256, COMS 496 | 2:00-3:15 Wh 233
Updated: Thursday August 30th 8:56 am
"On the Edge" (2010) 63 min. Director, videographer, editor. On the Edge chronicles the struggles of seven women trying to escape homelessness in small towns and resort communities across America.
"My Own Four Walls" (2009) 30 min. Editor and co-director with Diane Nilan. This series of short documentaries is composed of interviews with children who are experiencing homelessness. It won the NAEHCY Outstanding Media award in 2007.
"Mother Jones: America's Most Dangerous Woman" (2007) co-directed with Rosemary Feurer. This short documentary covers the life of labor activist, Mother Jones. It was named Official Selection of the 2007 Independent Filmmaker's Festival and won 1st Place in the Documentary Division at the Geneva Festival of the Arts in October 2007.
"Ruth Weisberg: On the Journey" (2003), Director, cinematographer and editor (40 minutes) This is a documentary about contemporary artist, Ruth Weisberg and the beliefs and values reflected in her art.
"Lockout 484: Meredosia, Illinois, Summer 2005", Director; Produced by Dr. Rosemary Feurer (26 minutes). This piece recounts a contemporary labor struggle with roots in the 19th century mining disputes in southern Illinois.
"Lincoln and the Black Hawk War" (2004) Pre-Production Consultant, Cinematographer, Graphics Designer and Editor. Written and Directed by Jeffrey Chown, (52 minutes). This documentary uses Lincoln's rather unimpressive participation in the Black Hawk War as a way to discuss Native/settler conflicts in Illinois in the early 19th century.