M.F.A. Alumni | Department of Media Arts

M.F.A. Alumni


The M.F.A. degree in Documentary Production and Studies prepares graduates for many different careers. Alumni of our program have gone onto careers in documentary producing, directing, cinematography, sound, postproduction, broadcast management, social media platform design and management, international distribution, international production, free-lance producers and documentary photography. Other graduates currently hold tenured, tenure-track and multi-year faculty appointments and faculty artist positions at prestigious universities nationwide. Additionally, we have alumni working across the United States - from coast to coast - and around the globe including Mexico, China, and India.

We try to keep this page updated with the most recent information; if you are an alumnus and would like us to update your current position, please let us know.

Class of 2014

  • Abbey Hoekzema - Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
  • Andrew Nelson - A+E Studios, Los Angeles, California

Class of 2013

  • Joe Brown - Professional in Residence, Marquette University
  • Kimberly Davis - Social Media Coordinator, University of Houston
  • Hanny Lee - Director of Multimedia, Communications Department, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Bobby Lewis - Assistant Professor, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
  • Sara Masetti - Video Editor, Vox Media, New York City
  • Denny Thomas - Video Editor, VICE, New York City

Class of 2012

  • Fritz Dent - Anthropologist / Filmmaker, Washington
  • Jonathon Quam - Associate Producer, AMS Pictures
  • Mingyun Zhang- Researcher / Director, CCTV Documentary Channel, Beijing, China

Class of 2011

  • Liz Colunga - Freelance Production, DFW
  • Ivana Corsale - Production Editor & Independent Producer, Sympoz, Denver, Colorado
  • Arvind Singh - Producer -- Dialogue, International Media Company Ltd, India
  • Mario Sosa - Director of Media and Graphic Design, Nineteen: Ten Church, Boerne, Texas
  • Fadi Wahbeh - Media Producer, twofour54, Abud Dhabi, UAE / Field Recording Producer & Educator, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Jerry Westergaard - Lecturer, Sam Houston State University

Class of 2010

  • Omar Milano - Location Sound Recordist, DFW (shows for BBC, Animal Planet, National Geographic)
  • Scott Thurman - Independent Producer & Director, Austin, Texas

Class of 2009

  • Sarah Gibson - Assistant Professor, Cinema, George Fox University, Portland, Oregon
  • Libia Luzcano - Production Manager & Freelance Editor, Cactus Film and Video, Mexico City
  • Marek Dojs - Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota

Class of 2008

  • Anna Bussart - Project Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Woman's University
  • Liz Daggett - Assistant Professor & Director of The Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Danny Greer - Director of Communications & Freelance Editor, Premiumbeat.com
  • Jennifer Horst - Producer, Texas Instruments
  • Richard Lakpassa - "Expert", The Apple Store, Dallas / Adjunct Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Patricio Salinas - Independent Filmmaker, Brownsville, Texas; Mexico

Class of 2007

  • Mika Ferris - Video Producer, Ochsner Health Systems, New Orleans
  • Tania Khalaf, Associate Professor, University of North Texas
  • Laurel Petty, Assistant Professor, Eastern New Mexico University

Class of 2006

  • Leah Bell Mangrum, Assistant Professor, Angelo State University
  • Cory Meiser, Non-Profit Media, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Jessica Schoenbaechler, Writer & Producer, Original Programming, AMS Pictures, Dallas

Class of 2005

  • Nefin Dinc, Associate Professor, State University of New York - Fredonia
  • Jamie Lambert, General Education Program Chair, Minneapolis Media Institute