Southwestern Adventist University Welcomes Paul Kim to Department of Communication

By:
Maddie Cox

Southwestern Adventist University welcomes Paul Kim who has joined the University family as a Professor of Communication.  Kim and his family come to Keene from Michigan where he taught at Andrews University.

Professor Kim shares that he is “excited to work in the Communication Department, where we are exploring the dynamic space where creativity and communication strategy collide.  Our students are learning to be skilled writers, filmmakers, and content creators, while leveraging that skillset in the exhilarating arenas of media, entertainment, and digital marketing."

Through his career, Kim has lived in almost all of the major regions of the country, including the two coasts and the Midwest. His work has taken him to many interesting locations across six continents, such as the Arctic Circle, Amazon Rainforest, Canaima National Park of Venezuela, Buenos Aires, Tibet, Addis Ababa, and Moscow.

As a media producer and filmmaker, Kim has been part of independent and corporate projects, exploring human rights, global health, special education, and the intersection of faith and social justice. His work has screened at domestic and international festivals, public television, major universities, and industry events. Kim has received numerous festival and juried awards including a CINE Golden Eagle.

Professor Kim earned his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Electronic Media from the American University in Washington, D.C. He has also served as a graduate fellow in the Center for Media & Social Impact funded through a major public media grant given by the Ford Foundation, and directed a collaborative new media literacy project with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab.

“We are delighted to have Paul Kim on our campus and welcome the learning experiences that he can provide for our students,” says Donna Berkner, Interim Vice President for Academic Administration. “His expertise in the media and entertainment industry has already begun providing learning opportunities for our students that can potentially open doors for them in their future endeavors.”

To learn more about Southwestern Adventist University’s excellent Communication program, please visit swau.edu/communication. To read more about our happenings across campus, visit swau.edu/news.

 

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