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Maggie Burnette Stogner Professor School of Communication

Additional Positions at AU
Executive Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking
Fellow, Center for Media and Social Impact
Professor, Film and Media Arts
Degrees
MA Communication/Documentary Film, Stanford University; BA French Literature/Film, San Francisco State University

Bio
Maggie Burnette Stogner is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking (www.environmentalfilm.org) and a professor of Film and Media Arts. She brings over 30 years of filmmaking experience to the Center and to the classroom. During her nine years at National Geographic, she produced, directed and wrote numerous documentaries, and was senior producer of the award-winning weekly programs Explorer and Ultimate Explorer. In 2005, she launched Blue Bear Films (www.bluebearfilms.com) and continued to direct, produce and write internationally broadcast documentaries such as “Gold Mountain” (2016) and independent films such as “In the Executioner’s Shadow” (2017/18). She also produces films and immersive media for world-touring cultural and anthropological exhibitions for National Geographic, the Smithsonian, LucasFilms, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and others. Her award-winning work includes two King Tut exhibitions; The Greeks; Real Pirates; Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures; Indiana Jones and Adventure of Archaeology; and Roads of Arabia. She is committed to creating opportunities for experiential learning through high-impact creative production labs that embrace diversity and inclusion. Her work embodies the belief that compelling storytelling and multi-format media have the power to inspire and to be a catalyst for meaningful change. Collaborating with the next generation of media makers is a critical part of this endeavor. Her scholarship explores engagement design in film, immersive media, and emerging media with a focus on exploring humanistic storytelling through 21st century media technologies. She has published articles in academic journals such as "Curator" and "The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts”.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Documentary Magazine article

AU News & Achievements

Professor Stogner in front of the The Greeks Exhibit at National Geographic

Achievements ·

Mastering the Haiku of Filmmaking

Agamemnon to Alexander the Great: Stogner produces immersive media for exhibition celebrating 5,000 years of Greek culture.
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