M.F.A. University of Minnesota
B.A. San Diego State University

Rustin Greene’s first career was producing and directing a wide range of television programming, including EMMY and Cable ACE award winning documentaries, public affairs series, and commercials. He has owned his own video production company, and worked for public broadcasting and for commercial production companies for almost twenty years.

Professor Greene’s second career is teaching film and video writing, production, and digital media management. He was SMAD’s assistant director for nine years. The JMU Alumni Association honored him with its 2006 Distinguished Faculty Award. In 2008 Professor Greene was honored to be named a Ruth Bridgeforth Endowed Professor of Telecommunications.

In 2000, Professor Greene began his third career, in international education. He directed JMU’s Programs In London for nine years, served as Faculty Member In Residence for JMU's Semesters In London and Florence, and is now a regular faculty member in JMU’s summer media production program in Urbino, Italy. Professor Greene is a regular visiting professor at South Central University for Nationalities, in Wuhan, China, and at Aalto University’s Bachelor in International Business program, in Mikkeli, Finland, and was a guest professor for several years at MISR International University’s faculty of Mass Communications, in Cairo, Egypt. He has also taught Multimedia production at the International Academy of Broadcasting graduate program, in Montreux Switzerland. In 2015 Professor Greene received the JMU Provost’s Award in International Education.

He has served on the Broadcast Education Association Board of Directors, chaired the BEA Communications Technology division, and was a founding member of the BEA Festival of Media Arts. He has also served on the BEA Interactive Multimedia, and Creative Activities task forces.

Teaching Interests: Film and video writing, production, programming, and management.

Research/Creative Activities: Film and video production, programming, and management.

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