Michael Gray

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Personal Statement: 

At the current time, please only contact me by email or Canvas; do not contact me by phone.  Since the college is largely remote, I will not be going into campus with any regularity, and as such, I will not be checking my office phone's voicemail.  


Michael Gray is an educator and filmmaker who currently teaches film at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington. He has created video for businesses, non-profits and artists, developed multiple web series, hosted and facilitated podcasts, directed numerous short films, and produced music videos. As an advisor, he has consulted with organizations about how they can effectively strategize their own goals and missions through creative and exciting uses of media and current technologies. He also works as an audio technician, providing many of these same projects with mixes, sound design, and even musical composition.

As an educator, Gray has taught a wide array of courses including: film production,16mm film production, screenwriting, film studies, film history, TV studies, mass communication, special topic classes on writers in Hollywood and Roger Corman, as well as American literature.

In addition to teaching at South Puget Sound Community College, he has also taught at North Hennepin Community College, Ohio University, Georgian Court University, and University of Essex.  

Gray holds an MFA in filmmaking from Ohio University as well as a Ph.D. in American literature from University of Essex (UK).

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