Educast Video Series for KQED

In 2013 I began making regular contributions to KQED’s Educast video and blog series, covering a number of useful media making tools for teachers and learners. Continue Reading →

IML 102: Digital Studies Studio

In Fall 2013 I co-taught the inaugural offering of IML 102: Digital Studies Studio with Steve Anderson. This 4-unit course was a core requirement for the first cohort of students admitted to the Bachelor of Arts of Media Arts + Practice degree program. Continue Reading →

Effat University – Visual Digital Production Program Development

In 2013, I worked with my colleagues from the Media Arts + Practice Division (then IML) to develop the Visual Digital Production Program at Effat University in Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading →


I am preparing to complete, defend and file my dissertation for the Media Arts and Practice (iMAP) PhD program at the University of Southern California.

This interdisciplinary program is made up of an outstanding group of media arts scholars and practitioners working on a wide variety of topics and projects.  The iMAP PhD is a practice-based PhD wherein students craft a digital dissertation that expands upon the traditional text-based dissertation project, supporting rigorous scholarship with dynamic digital artistry and craft. Continue Reading →

The Junior AV Club

The Junior AV Club is an ongoing action research project at USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy, examining the educational potential of digital media for early childhood learners.  We embrace a participatory pedagogical approach, focusing on transmedia digital storytelling as a way of enforcing traditional and computational literacies.


USC Shoah Foundation Institute

I have been a frequent collaborator with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute through my work at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. Continue Reading →

Digital Storytelling in Doha

Digital Storytelling and Playcentric Learning

Innovative Educational Strategies for Children With Special Needs Continue Reading →

UCLA – MFA in Film Directing

I hold an MFA in Film Directing and Production from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. I attended from 2002 to 2007 and completed coursework in all aspects of film production including writing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, editing and design, producing, casting, distribution and marketing, music for film, television production and critical studies. Continue Reading →

UC Berkeley – BA in Film Studies

My experience at UC Berkeley gave me a grounding in a historical and theoretical perspective on film. Though the Film Studies program was not practice-based at the time, my professors were very supportive of my own efforts to learn filmmaking skills. Continue Reading →