Fac/Staff profile

Jennifer Proctor


Associate Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies


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

3030 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
On Sabbatical Winter 2017


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

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. http://cargo.jenniferproctor.com/Spline-Describing-a-Phone

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

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Awards and Recognition

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


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