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Sandra Cannon-Brown

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
School of Communication

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Associate Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking
  • Sandy Cannon-Brown is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. She received AU's Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Position in 2011. Presently she is teaching Advanced Visual Media Portfolio, acting as the executive producer for independent student projects. Each fall, she teaches Environmental and Wildlife Production, a course in which students produce documentaries that air on Maryland Public Television (MPT) during Chesapeake Bay Week. The partnership with MPT developed through the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, where Cannon-Brown is an Associate Director. The films for MPT have won many prestigious awards, including numerous student Emmys. Cannon-Brown also is president and founder of VideoTakes, Inc., and an award-winning writer, producer, and director of programs that educate, inspire and enlighten. Her peers in the International Television Association (ITVA) honored her with Special Achievement Awards for Directing non-professional talent, Script Writing and Directing. Women in Film & Video honored her with its highest honor, the Woman of Vision award, for a career that successfully combines the spirits of public service, journalistic integrity and artistic expression.
  • Degrees

    B.A. in Communication, American University; M.A. in Film and Video, American University
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