Faculty & Staff Directory
Aaron Greer, MFA
Aaron Greer joined the new School of Communication and the Communication Studies program as an Assistant Professor in Digital Cinema and Media Production in Fall 2008. Promoted to Associate Professor in 2011, Greer was named program director for Film and Digital Media Studies Program in 2012.
Greer came to Loyola from the University of Alabama’s Department of Telecommunications and Film, Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he taught courses in screen directing, post-production, international cinema and documentary video. Before joining the UA faculty he also taught courses at Villanova University, La Salle University and Temple University in Philadelphia.
MFA Film and Media Arts Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., 2002
BA History, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.,1996. Magna Cum Laude
As a filmmaker Greer has developed an impressive professional portfolio. His award-winning feature, Gettin’ Grown, screened at film festivals around the country and is currently distributed by Warner Brothers Home Video. One documentary, Flying Away, was broadcast on public television stations across the nation and another,His A Night in the Theater, has national educational distribution. His co-authored, award-winning feature script, Fruit of the Tree, was selected for the prestigious Tribeca All-Access program.
His recent work includes the award-winning feature film, Service to Man, starring Emmy-Winner Keith David, and the short documentary I’m An Actor, which has screened at both film festivals and on public TV.
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.
Professional & Community Affiliations
University Film and Video Association
Broadcast Education Association
Independent Film Project - Chicago
Introduction to Cinema, Screenwriting, Screen Directing, Film History, Post-Production, Introduction to Video Production
Broadcast Education Association, Best of Competition (Educational Video), 2013
Chicago Digital Media Production Grant, 2012
Broadcast Education Association, 2nd Place Debut Paper Research Competition, 2010
Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa, Visual Artist of the Year, 2007
Alabama State Council on the Arts, Media Fellowship Award, 2005
Audience Choice Award Winner for “Gettin’ Grown,” Milwaukee International Festival 2004
- “Ten Tips for Shooting Video” – video tutorial (writer/director/editor)
BEA Best in Competition Educational Video, 2013
- “V-Day: 11/11/11” – documentary film (associate producer)
broadcast on 10 PBS stations
- “Gettin’ Grown TV” – web-series (writer/producer/director)
American Black Film Festival, 2012
WorldKids International Film Festival (India), 2012
- “Spare Change” – short film (director/editor)
Wisconsin Film Festival, 2011
Milwaukee Film Festival, 2010
- “Hers.Theirs.Ours.” – short film (writer/producer/director)
Reeling Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 2010
- “Neither Color Blind, Nor Near Sighted: Representation, Race and the Role of the Academic Filmmaker.” In Bernardi, D. (Ed.) Filming Difference. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.
- “A Night in the Theater” – documentary/educational film (co-producer/director)
distributed/published by Insight Media, 2007.
- “Flying Away” – documentary video (producer/director/editor)
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, 2007
Broadcast on 2-dozen PBS stations
- “Fruit of the Tree” – feature screenplay (co-writer)
Grand Prize from Wisconsin Screenwriters’ Forum, 2009
Best Screenplay, University Film and Video Association, 2008
Tribeca All Access (Tribeca Film Festival), 2007
- “Gettin’ Grown” – feature film (writer/director/editor)
distributed by Warner Brothers Home Video
Tribeca Film Festival
American Black Film Festival