• Chair of Communication
  • Associate Professor of Communication
  • Fellow in Catholic Studies
School of Arts & Sciences

About Me

I am an award winning filmmaker and associate professor of communication. As an artist I work in numerous media but I find most comfort in non-fiction filmmaking — using my camera as a way to study the world and our place within. I have been working in academia in some way since 2007, but have been teaching at Mary since 2014. I am a life long supporter of Chelsea Football Club. I have been married to my wife Madeline for over 20 years — as of December 2021 we have nine children.

Why I’m At Mary

In 2005, I read St. John Paul the Great’s Apostolic Letter "The Rapid Development." At the time I was a "media savvy" youth minister in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. JPII's words inspired me to do more with my charism for producing media. In 2006 I began my graduate studies. This is the primary reason I am at Mary.

Expertise

Film Production, Nonlinear Editing, Film Studies, Documentary History and Production, Visual Communication, Catholic Film and Filmmakers, Visual Arts, Pisanki (Slavic Easter Egg Design), Communication Leadership

 

2018 — Review of Field of Ashes. 360 Review. University of Mary Press, 2(1). https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/645066_156066c99a894806a0912ffc77bc14d0.pdf

2017 — Review of Antione Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, David Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water, and HBO’s Westworld. 360 Review. University of Mary Press, 2. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/645066_dc427658d8b44a17922ed315853b6b00.pdf

2016 — Review of Fargo Movie, TV Series, and The Revenant. 360 Review. University of Mary Press, 1(2). https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/645066_9082649ec33a4d00b854abfbaf1a5bf4.pdf

2015 — Review of The Overnighters and White Earth. 360 Review. University of Mary Press, 1(1). https://news.umary.edu/fire-ice/

Education

MFA (Documentary Film Production): University of North Texas, 2009
Certificate (Documentary Filmmaking): George Washington University, 1999
BA (History
Communication): University of St. Thomas — Houston, 1998

Feature Content

My film work always has a personal connection to it. As a documentarian, the subject matters that I tend to focus on all touch the theme of identity within cultural frameworks.