Jennifer Proctor, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Production
Jennifer Proctor
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts

Teaching Areas:

Communication, Journalism and Media Production, Women's & Gender Studies

Research Areas:

Film and Screen Studies, Gender, Media, Narratives

Biography and Education

While my interests are ever-changing, my creative work has explored handmade film practices, experimental documentary, and appropriation, as well as forays into nonlinear and interactive storytelling and installation. Both my scholarly and creative interests embrace issues of gender representation, cinematic deconstruction, and the history of experimental and narrative film. My current research focuses on inclusive pedagogy in media production. I am the co-founder and principal investigator of EDIT Media (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching Media), a national initiative dedicated to researching, developing, and educating about best practices in inclusive teaching in media production. In my spare time, I study abnormal feline behavior. 

Creative Research

Am I Pretty? (2018) (video and found audio)

Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix (video, found footage, 2017)

So’s Nephew by Remes (thanx to Michael Snow) by Jorrie Penn Croft (2015). Video essay/textual film. Commissioned by [in]Transition Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies

troubling your horizons (2014). Interactive online documentary produced in Korsakow.

Spline Describing a Phone (2012). Video installation with iPod Touch, pico projector, & fog.

A Movie by Jen Proctor (12:00, 2010-2012). Short found footage video.



M.A. Film Studies, M.F.A. Film and Video Production, University of Iowa

Awards and Recognition


2018 Ann Arbor Film Festival (Cutters Studios Archival Film Award) for "Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix" 

2018 Top Grit, Indie Grits Film Festival for "Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix"

2018 St. Francis College Women's Film Festival (Best Experimental Film) for "Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix"

2017 Honorable Mention, Experimental Category, University Film and Video Association for "Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix"

Television Academy Faculty Fellow, Los Angeles

2016 Distinguished Teaching Award, Non-tenure category, University of Michigan-Dearborn

2015 Honorable Mention, New Media division, “troubling your horizons,” University Film and Video Association conference

2014 Second Place, New Media division, “Spline Describing a Phone,” University Film and Video Association conference

2012 Academic Service-Learning Fellowship, Civic Engagement Project, UM-D, 2011-12