Faculty

Select Guest Lecturers

Kirsten Johnson

Director/ Cinematographer ("Camera Person")

Nancy Abraham

Co-President, HBO Documentaries

Abigail Disney

CEO and President, Fork Films

Tamara Gould

Senior Vice President, ITVS

Beth Hoppe

Senior Vice President, ABC News Long-form Programming

Michael Kantor

Executive Producer of American Masters, PBS

Simon Kilmurry

Executive Director, International Documentary Association

Susan Lacy

Series Creator, American Masters, PBS

Eliza Licht

VP of Content Strategy & Engagement, POV

Sheila Nevins

Former President, HBO Documentaries

Jose Rodriguez

Director, Documentary Programs, Tribeca Film Institute

Molly Thompson

Senior Vice President, A&E IndieFilms

Natalia Almada

Filmmaker ("El General")

Michael Apted

Filmmaker ("7 Up series")

Joe Berlinger

Filmmaker ("Paradise Lost")

Doug Block

Filmmaker ("51 Birch Street")

Christine Choy

Filmmaker ("Who Killed Vincent Chin?")

Marshall Curry

Filmmaker ("If A Tree Falls")

Jason DaSilva

Filmmaker ("When I Walk")

Susan Froemke

Filmmaker ("Escape Fire")

Alex Gibney

Filmmaker ("Taxi to the Dark Side")

Sam Green

Filmmaker ("Utopia in Four Movements")

Lauren Greenfield

Filmmaker ("The Queen of Versailles")

Zachary Heinzerling

Filmmaker ("Cutie and the Boxer")

Ellen Kuras, ASC

Filmmaker, Cinematographer ("The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)")

Darius Clark Monroe

Filmmaker ("Evolution of a Criminal")

Ross McElwee

Filmmaker ("Sherman's March")

Muffie Meyer

Filmmaker ("Grey Gardens")

Brett Morgen

Filmmaker ("Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck")

Michel Negroponte

Filmmaker ("Jupiter’s Wife")

Marcel Ophuls

Filmmaker ("The Sorrow and the Pity")

DA Pennebaker

Filmmaker ("Don’t Look Back")

Yoruba Richen

Filmmaker ("The New Black")

Jay Rosenblatt

Filmmaker ("I Used to Be a Filmmaker")

Bernardo Ruiz

Filmmaker ("Reportero")

Kazuhiro Sôda

Filmmaker ("Campaign")

Ondi Timoner

Filmmaker ("We Live In Public")

Pamela Yates

Filmmaker ("Granito")

Jeremiah Zagar

Filmmaker ("In A Dream")

Caveh Zahedi

Filmmaker ("The Sheikh and I")

Yance Ford

Filmmaker ("Strong Island")

Frederick Wiseman

Filmmaker ("Titicut Follies")

Zhao Liang

Filmmaker ("Behemoth")

Julie Goldman

Producer ("Abacus: Small Enough To Jail")

Staff

Maro Chermayeff

Department Chair

Joseph V. Eisenstein

Video & Production Equipment Manager

Rose Vincelli Gustine

Director of Operations

Timothy Doyle

Assistant to the Chair

Christa Majoras

Sr. Systems Administrator

Faculty News view all

SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020
October 16, 2020

SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020

SocDoc has a strong showing with several films from our clever faculty and alumni, as well as our annual student showcase. Read More
Alumni New Films News Round-Up
October 15, 2020

Alumni New Films News Round-Up

A lot of our smart & talented alumni are out in the world with their films at pitch markets, festivals, and streaming - take a look! Read More

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020
February 13, 2020

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020

    Winter is nearly behind us which means its time to kick off the 2020 festival season!  SocDoc has a strong showing at South By Southwest this year. So if you're in Austin in March, check out these alumni-directed films Read More
Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops
January 15, 2020

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops

Interested in improving your documentary skills? Here are five workshops which can give you a whole range of skills to explore the wonderland of documentary. Whatever your professional background, these small classes will provide targeted and hands-o Read More