School of Communication
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Sarah Menke-Fish is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is a master teacher in the School of Communication. She serves as associate director for the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, launched and directs Discover the World of Communication, a summer program that brings high school students from around the world to AU and U.C. Berkeley for intense, hands-on courses in environmental communication, video production, screen writing and journalism. Prior to joining the SOC faculty, Menke-Fish coordinated Montgomery County Public Schools' Humanities and Communication Magnet Program. She has won numerous awards for educational documentaries produced with middle school and high school students, including CINE awards for If You Change Your Mind and Remotely Science. She and her students received the Presidential Environmental Youth Award for Trash: What A Waste, a comprehensive look at recycling. In 2005 she was selected Faculty Member of the Year by the AU Student Confederation; in 2002, she received American University's award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Position.
MA Film and Video, American University; BA Education, Speech Theatre Teaching and Radio Television Broadcasting, Journalism University of Northern Iowa
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