Speaking Engagements, Presentations, & Conferences

*Chautaqua Lecture Series at Eastern Kentucky University, October 2017: Guest Lecturer, “Hillbilly the Documentary: 100 Years of Appalachia in TV and Film”

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference, August 2017: Panel Moderator, "Films About Films” presenting Mapping Representation of Film and Television's 'Hillbilly

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference, August 2017: Panelist, "Producing Race-Related Films in a Contemporary Non Post-Racial Era in America: Themes of Identity, Otherness, Privilege, and Representation” presenting “The Hillbilly in Your Living Room: Media Representation and Othering of Contemporary Rural America”

 

*University of California, Los Angeles, Spring 2017: Presenter, “Producing the Documentary Film”

 

*Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, October 2016: Invited Speaker, Appalachian Studies class taught by Silas House

 

*Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, Fall 2016: Speaker, Documentary Production class taught by Charles Dye, filmmaker

 

*Appalachian Studies Association Conference, March 2016: Panel Moderator, “Hillbilly: a documentary film in progress- discussing issues of Appalachian representation in the media”

 

*CILECT's DocuDay Conference, August 2015: Moderator, "Teaching Documentary Film"

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference, August 2015: Respondent, "Pain of Love" Documentary Screening

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference, August 2015: Presenter, "Teaching Diversity in the Classroom"

 

*Professor Tom Hansell's Appalachian Studies class at Appalachian State University: Invited Guest Speaker  presenting and discussing my current work-in-progress documentary, "Hillbilly," March 2015.

 

*Appalachian Studies Association Conference, March 2015: Moderated and presented "Documenting Appalachia From Inside and Out: Voices From the Non-Fiction Field" with Appalachian filmmakers Herbie Smith and Tom Hansell from Appalshop  

 

*Chapman University, February 2015: “Hillbilly: Media Representation and Cultural Stereotyping in Documentary Film,” organized and presented this Faculty Forum talk with panelists Kelli Fuery and Stephanie Takaragawa, February 2015.

 

*Getting Real Documentary Conference, by the International Documentary Association, Summer 2014.

 

*University of Southern California Screening, April 2014: Presented Life on the Line at the School of Religious Life, with immigration partners, followed by faith-based discussion about immigration.

 

*Chapman University Screening, April 2014: Presented Life on the Line at the interfaith center at Chapman University in conjunction with faith-based partners from main campus.

 

*Human Rights Watch Screening Event, January 2014: Featured speaker on social justice and student documentary film, in conjunction with screening of documentary We Are the Land

 

*City College of Santa Barbara, February 2014: Invited Guest Lecturer in Documentary Film

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2014: Panel Moderator, "Technological Innovation and its Narrative Impact: Putting Student Documentaries to Work"

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2014: Screening of Life on the Line (won Honorable Mention for Best Documentary).

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2014: Respondent, Robot Man Documentary Screening

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2013: Panel Moderator, "Putting Student Documentaries to Work: Partnering with Non-Profits"

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2013: Panel Presenter, "From Real to Reel: the Importance of Teaching Documentary History in Documentary Production Students"

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2013: Respondent, Alumni Band Documentary Screening

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2012: Panel Moderator, "The Merits of Cross-Cultural Exchange"

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2012: Panelist, "New Media and Documentary Distribution: Regional Connections Go Global Virtually"

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2012: Respondent, Unfinished Journey by Mark Huelsbeck

 

*University Film and Video Association Conference 2012: Screening of Deep Down (won Best Documentary).

 

*Concord Academy Davidson Lecturer and Artist-In-Residence, Spring 2011

 

*Mt. St. Mary’s College, Presenter, Spring 2011

 

*River Valley High School, Singapore, Presenter, Spring 2011

 

*University of Southern California, Presenter, Fall 2010

 

*Lipscomb University, Presenter, May 2010

 

*Appalachian Studies Conference Filmmaker, Spring 2010

 

*Stanford University, Documentary Film Colloquium, May 2009 and January 2011:

Presenter

 

*Digital Hollywood Conference, Los Angeles, 2010: Presenter, New Media, Outreach, and Documentary Film panel

 

*PBS/Frontline Symposium on Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age, 2010

 

*PBS/CPB Producer’s Academy, 2009: Participant

 

*Bay Area Video Coalition Producer’s Institute, 2009: Participant

 

*Concord Academy Visiting Lecturer, February 2008

 

*Tufts University, film screening and Presenter, Spring 2005

 

*Harvard University, film screening and Presenter, Spring 2005