Don has been a professor at La Verne since 1991.
He has also taught or guest lectured at the University of Redlands, Anahuac University and Mayab Universities in Mexico, the University of Hawaii, the University of Gloucestershire in England, Macquarie University in Australia, The University of Malta and the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.
Don has taken La Verne students on study abroad trips to the Amazon, Costa Rica, Cuba and Hawaii.
Don has produced, directed or written over 300 videos in many different genres including sports, drama, talk, and educational films. His video work has won awards from the American Film Institute, Alliance for Community Media, Broadcast Education Association, The Tellys, Pegasus, The Accolade, and a Cable Ace Award.
Don served as station manager for LVTV-3 for over 20 years.
His students have won awards for their video production work from Cine, the Tellys, the Accolade, the Broadcast Education Association and the Alliance for Community Media.
Don’s research interests are in international broadcast education and domestic and international community media. He presents frequently at the Broadcast Education Association and the Alliance for Community Media conferences.
- Masters of Fine Arts, Film Production, University of Southern California
- MSW, Social Work, University of Hawaii
- Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Binghamton University
- TV 190: Introduction to Cinema
- J/R/TV 166: Introduction to Mass Media
- J/R/TV 499: Senior Seminar
- TV 320: Advanced Video Production
- TV 235: Intermediate Video Production
- TV 330: Television Editing
- CORE 320: Politics and Film
- TV 212: Acting for the Camera
- TV 360: Hollywood in La Verne
- R/TV 112: Audio Controls and Techniques
- TV 225: Fundamentals of Video Production