Professor of Communication
School of Liberal Arts
"Just do it" is a mantra that serves Dr. Matt Jenkins well. A professor in the Department of Communication, Jenkins provides his students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience, whether it's producing a feature-length documentary, writing and starring in a Spanish-language telenovela, or anchoring the news desk on CUTV.
For more than two decades, Jenkins has created award-winning documentaries and short movies which have been exhibited at film festivals across the United States, including The Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, The Greenwich International Film Festival and The Berkeley Video and Film Festival.
Jenkins has translated his experience and success in independent filmmaking into valuable learning opportunities and equal success for his students.
"There is nothing more amazing than watching them learn how to tell their own stories by simply giving them the right tools, directions and letting them loose on the world," he says. "I am so proud to see them go on, knowing that in some way I am responsible for their success by planting the seeds of inspiration while they were here at Cameron."