Kevin Hanson

Chair, Associate Professor


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In January of 2010 as the result of a proposal authored by Kevin Hanson, the Film Studies Division of the College of Fine Arts became the Department of Film & Media Arts. Kevin has served as the chair of the department since then. Previously, Kevin served as Head of Film Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies in Film Studies.

Kevin’s teaching career includes teaching film production at Wright State University, Ohio University, and the University of Utah and teaching history and theory courses for the Masters of Professional Communication program at Westminster College. He ran the Management Communication Center for the David Eccles School of Business from 1992 through 1994. Kevin began his teaching career as an NEA Artist in the Schools. He holds a BA in Fine Arts from Westminster College and an MFA in Art (filmmaking) from the University of Utah.

Kevin brings with him an eclectic mix of professional film credits including video production work for business and industry, promotional videos for arts, management, and high tech organizations. He has worked as a cinematographer and has produced his own narrative, documentary, and experimental film projects. Kevin continues to produce films across the fine arts disciplines with colleagues and former students.