|Aaron Greer, MFA|
|Title:||Associate Professor, Program Director for the International Film and Media Studies Program|
|Office:||School of Communication 203|
Aaron Greer joined the new School of Communication and the Communication Studies program as Assistant Professor in Digital Cinema and Media Production in Fall 2008. Promoted to Associate Professor in 2011, Greer was named program director for International Film and Media Studies. He teaches a range of film courses, including: Introduction to Cinema, Screenwriting, Screen Directing, Film History, Film Genre and Introduction to Video Production.
Greer comes to Loyola from the University of Alabama’s Department of Telecommunications and Film, Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he has taught for six years courses in screen directing, post-production, international cinema and documentary video. He earned an MFA at Temple University, Philadelphia; and a BA in history from Washington University, St. Louis. Before joining the UA faculty he also taught courses Villanova University, La Salle University and Temple in Philadelphia.
As a filmmaker Greer has developed an impressive professional portfolio. His award-winning feature, Gettin’ Grown, has screened at film festivals around the country and is currently distributed by Warner Brothers Home Video. Another film, A Night in the Theater, has national educational distribution. He has also produced short films on dance, theater, and questions of race and childhood that continue to be screened around the country. His current projects include Fruit of the Tree, which won an award for best screenplay at the 2008 University Film and Video Association conference, and the documentary feature Merchant of Havana.
Following up on the success of Gettin' Grown, Greer has created a web series called Gettin' Grown TV, which plays into pre-teen boys' love of the internet by including viewer generated content and giving users the ability to re-edit parts of the show. He outlines his idea in a short video promo that explains the genesis of the project and describes how the website functions
In addition to his filmmaking work, Aaron has an article on "Race, Representation and the role of the Academic Filmmaker" that is about to be published in the edited collection Filming Difference by the University of Texas Press.