Prof. Appleby

David Appleby


(901) 678-2569
Art & Communication Bldg 245D
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When David Appleby arrived in Memphis in 1977, he began producing films on varied regional subjects – independently and for public television. After being awarded a Kellogg Fellowship in International Development in 1987, he concentrated more on community development issues and civil rights. His films have aired nationally on PBS, ABC, A&E, and Starz.


B.A. Sociology, Clark University
M.F.A. Film and Video, Temple University

Courses Taught

Motion Picture Production I and II
Audio Production for Film and Video
Documentary Form in Film
Film and Video Production

Selected Films

Beyond Babyland (2010) (with C. Leake)
Babyland (2008) (with C. Leake)
Hoxie: The First Stand (2003)
At The River I Stand (1993) (with A. Graham and S. Ross)
Partners in Development (1992)
Frog Pond (1987)
The Old Forest (1984) (with S. Ross)
The Invisible River (1982)
Remains (1979)
Energy (1979)
Work In Progress (1975)

Awards and Honors

Peabody Award
Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award
Three CINE Golden Eagles
Erik Barnouw Award from the Organization of American Historians
Erik Barnouw Award: Honorable Mention
Two EMMY® Awards (Mid-South regional) and six nominations
Joady Award
Juried Award for Best Documentary from the University Film and Video Association
EMMY® nomination (national)
NAACP Image Award nomination
Eminent Faculty Award
Distinguished Research Award
Dean's Creative Achievement Award
Human Relations Special Achievement Award from the Arkansas Education Association
Olin Atkins Professorship
Benjamin Rawlins Professorship
Yaddo Endowed Residency
Kellogg Fellowship in International Development
In Who's Who in America 2011-present