John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative

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Leadership and Staff 

The MDOCS leadership staff support academic year programming, courses, and events as well as the Storytellers' Institute residency. They bring to the table a mixed background of public history, audio engineering and exhibit, filmmaking, community building, arts programming and more. Learn more on the MDOCS Leadership and Staff page.

Advisory Board

To achieve its goals, MDOCS draws on the talents and creativity of Skidmore's faculty, students, and staff.  MDOCS Director Jordana Dym and the 2016–17 Advisory Board [Adam Tinkle (MDOCS/MFS); Dan Curley (classics); Dan Nathan (American studies); Michelle Paquette-Deuel (academic programs); Jeff Segrave (health and exercise science); Marta Brunner (college librarian)] are helping to build the infrastructure, courses, activities and Storytellers' Institute.

Spring 2016 Faculty
R.Taylor, N.Tavares, M.McCabe, J.Dym, E.McAdams, V.Riley, N.Coady


MDOCS provides a wide range of documentary courses taught by Skidmore faculty and local professionals. The courses are open to all Skidmore students and qualify for credits toward the Media and Film Studies Minor. Courses cover topics such as video, photo, and audio production, oral history, storytelling for the screen, documentary studies, and more. Visit the faculty page to learn more about the MDOCS instructors and course descriptions.

 Student Assistants

LI 113 Student Assistant
LIB 113 student assistant Ele Martinez '18 helping a fellow student
MDOCS Student Assistants
MDOCS student assistants Emily Rizzo '18, Rebecca Stern '16

Students with expertise in media production, storytelling, and design staff the MDOCS/Project VIS Lab in Library 113 and hold workshops for the campus community. Additional student assistants are working with Dym to develop the Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project and MDOCS' online presence, including a monthly newsletter. Visit the LIB 113 page to learn more.