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MDOCS Faculty

MDOCS draws from Skidmore's faculty and staff along with documentary practitioners to deliver courses in documentary traditions, theory and methods.

Ian Berry (Dayton Director, Tang Teaching Museum)

Ian BerryIan Berry has organized more than 90 museum exhibitions, including interdisciplinary collaborations on subjects from the Hudson River to Shaker furniture, and monographic exhibitions with artists such as Terry Adkins, Nicole Eisenman, Nancy Grossman, Jim Hodges, and more. Berry received his M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and is the author and editor of many volumes devoted to contemporary art practice.

Julie Casper Roth (Producer/Director)

Julie Casper RothJulie Casper Roth is a documentary filmmaker and storyteller interested in the unseen and ignored. Her work has been screened nationally and internationally at film festivals, on television, and in galleries. She's a two-time finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Video, and a recipient of the College Art Association's Professional Development Award. She's a graduate of Smith College and holds an MFA from the University at Albany.

Nicole Coady (Screenwriter/Producer)

Nicole CoadyWith more than 20 years of screenwriting experience, Nicole Coady has written for such companies as MTV, New Line Cinema and 20th Century Fox. In addition, she authored two video games for the top-selling toy company MGA. Currently she is in preproduction on the feature film The Twelve Dancing Princesses. She is very excited to pass on her years of industry knowledge on how to write successfully for the screen.

Thomas HartTom Hart (MDOCS/Environmental Studies)

Specializing in environmental planning, water resources, GIS, and remote sensing, he research the geomorphology of the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and coastal processes governing inlet formation and management.

Greg Lyons (Writer/Game Design)

Greg LyonsGreg Lyons is an internationally experienced professor encouraging immersive creative classroom experiences by employing emergent learning principles positioned around procedural rhetoric, multi-literacy, divergent thinking, and innovative educational paradigms through collaborative student-designed multi-modal compositions that foster personal growth, literacy, and confidence for 21st century citizenship and critical inquiry.

Adam SekulerAdam Sekuler (Filmmaker/Curator)

Adam Sekuler is a filmmaker, curator, educator and editor whose work screens in forums and film festivals throughout the US and internationally. His work strikes a delicate balance between stylization and naturalism, creating a poetic and lyrical form of visual storytelling. He's produced short works for Barry Jenkins, Lisandro Alonso, Josh and Benny Safdie, Valerie Massadian, Amie Siegel, and Joe Swanberg. He’s edited feature films for Robinson Devor and Stephanie Spray. He holds an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder, is Founder and Programmer of Radar: Exchanges in Dance Film Frequencies, Associate Director of Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center and was Program Director for Northwest Film Forum in Seattle.

Adam Tinkle (MDOCS Director)

Adam TinkleAdam Tinkle creates, teaches and writes about music, sound, media and performance. At the center of Adam's work are strategies for artistic engagement, interactivity and pedagogy that draw on experimental music. In 2010, he co-founded the Universal Language Orchestra, a group of elementary-aged novice musicians that composed, improvised and built their own instruments. He subsequently created several similarly path-breaking arts education programs across San Diego County, where his collaborations with his students and his audience-participatory works were shown at the Birch Aquarium, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Old Globe Theatre and Institute of Perception. Before moving to Skidmore in 2014 he was a founding broadcaster on KNSJ 89.1 FM, San Diego's first community radio station, where he led community workshops on radio-making and produced a weekly crowdsourced music and documentary program. His award-winning solo performance A Mess of Things merges radio documentary with songs and video art. In May 2014 his interactive sound sculpture the Shantytown Scrapblaster was permanently installed at the Media Arts Center San Diego. For More:,