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


MDOCS provides a wide range of documentary courses taught by Skidmore faculty, staff and local professionals. The courses are open to Skidmore students of all disciplines and qualify for credits toward the media and film studies minor. Courses cover topics such as video, photo and audio production, oral history, screenwriting and more. Visit the Faculty page to learn more.

Advisory Board

To achieve its goals, MDOCS draws on the talents and creativity of Skidmore's faculty and staff from a variety of departments and programs. Current members of the MDOCS Advisory Board include: MDOCS Director Jordana Dym; Cecilia Aldarondo (MDOCS/English); Adam Tinkle (MDOCS/media and film studies); Dan Curley (classics); Dan Nathan (American studies); Michelle Paquette-Deuel (Office of Special Programs); Jeff Segrave (health and human physiological sciences); and Marta Brunner (college librarian).

 Student Assistants

DOCLab Student Assistant Ele Martinez
LIB 113 student assistant Ele Martinez '18 helping a fellow student

Students with expertise in media production, storytelling and design staff the MDOCS' production classroom—DOCLab—located in Library #113. Lab assistants lead workshops in editing software, offer one-on-one appointments for project support and are available for drop-in hours throughout the week. Additional student assistants work in the MDOCS office to support the Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Project, grow MDOCS' online presence, contribute to the monthly newsletter and offer overall program support.