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Steven J. Ross

Steven J. Ross
Professor

Degrees Held

B.A. (cum laude) Liberal Studies, SUNY Stony Brook
M.A. Cinema Studies NYU

Academic Summary

Steven Ross is a writer-producer-director of documentary and fiction films.  His work has been broadcast on PBS and the Arts and Entertainment Network.

Courses Taught

Screenwriting
Film History 1 and 2
Beginning Production 1 and 2
Producing and Directing
Introduction to Film

Films (as producer/director)

Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude (2007)
Oh Freedom After While (2000)
Black Diamonds, Blues City (1996)
At The River I Stand (1993) (with David Appleby and Allison Graham)
A Game of Catch (1990)
The Old Forest (1984)
Searching  For Wordin Avenue (1980)

Professional Activity

President, University Film and Video Association 1996-7
Conference Vice President University Film and Video Association 1994-5

Awards and Honors

Benjamin Rawlins Meritorious Professor Award 2009-10

Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude: Invitational Screenings 2007-8:  The National Gallery of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Dulwich Picture Gallery (London); Portland Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum; Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Florida State University and several other venues

Recipient of Certificate for Artistic Achievement, 2007 University Film and Video Association National Conference juried screening competition

Oh Freedom After While: 2000 Regional EMMY Award, Best Documentary; CALOP Award, Outstanding Artistic Achievement; Chosen for 2000 Southern Circuit screenings; UFVA Juried Faculty Award; Numerous Juried Festival screenings

Yaddo Residency  1999

American Academy in Rome Southern Arts Federation Fellowship 1997

Black Diamonds, Blues City: Stories of the Memphis Red Sox (1996) Numerous Juried Festival Screenings

At The River I Stand (1993): Erik Barnouw Award, Outstanding Documentary on American History, Organization of American Historians; National EMMY and NAACP Image Award Nominations; Numerous Juried Festival Screenings

A Game of Catch (1990): Best Short Film, Chicago International Film Festival; Numerous Juried Festival Screenings; UFVA Juried Faculty Award

The Old Forest (1984): Best Literary Adaptation, Houston International Film Festival; Numerous Juried Festival Screenings

Searching  For Wordin Avenue (1980): CINE Golden Eagle

Phone: 901-678-3182

Fax:  901-678-4331

E-mail:  sjross@memphis.edu

Office: ACB 245E

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