Media Arts: FY 2022 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Farhad Bahram Ghafari
Assistant Professor of Digital Media Production
Indiana State University
Chicago, IL

Vivian Hua
Executive Director
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

Jesse Locks
Executive Director
Nevada City Film Festival
Nevada City, CA

Barry J. McKnight (Layperson)
Community Engagement Coordinator
La Crosse Public Library
La Crosse, WI

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Amir George
Film Programmer
Ragtag Film Society
Chicago, IL

Chelda Kondo (Layperson)
Associate Professor of Education, Elementary & Special Education
Georgia Southern University
Atlanta, GA

Beckie Stocchetti
Executive Director
Hawaii International Film Festival
Honolulu, HI

Neil Cloaca Young
Manager of Media Services
Hampshire College
Turners Falls, MA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Sean Coffman
Executive Director
The Human Family Inc.
Fargo, ND

Kathryn Spitz Cohan
Executive Director
Film Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Fannie M. Cox (Layperson)
Outreach and Reference Librarian
Associate Professor
University of Louisville Libraries
Louisville, KY

Michael Edwards
Assistant Professor
Department of Film and Media Arts
University of Utah
Sandy, UT

Valerie Guinn Polgar
Visiting Assistant Professor in Art and Art History
Instructor in Computer and Information Science
University of Mississippi Main Campus
Head Programmer
Oxford Film Festival
Oxford, MS

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D

Zach Breneman
Deputy Director
Loft Cinema, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Heidi Gerber-Salins
Assistant Professor
Howard University
Silver Spring, MD

Carlos A Gutierrez
Executive Director
Cinema Tropical Inc.
New York, NY

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E

William Arthur Brown
Associate Professor of Media Production
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Randal Jelks (Layperson)
African and African American, American Studies
University of Kansas Main Campus
Grand Rapids, MI

Vivian Marthell
Living Arts Trust, Inc.
Biscayne Park, FL

Mary Ann Quinn Ponce
Fevered Dreams Productions
Chagrin Falls, OH

Erika Valenciana
Chicago, IL

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel A

Lawrence Carter-Long (Layperson)
Director of Communications
Disability Rights Education Defense Funds, Inc.
Oakland, CA

Colette Ghunim
Executive Director
Mezcla Media Collective
Chicago, IL

Tommy Nichols
Charlotte Black Film Festival
Power Up USA
Carolina Black Film Collective
Matthews, NC

David Rocchio
Founder and President
Stowe Story Labs, Inc.
Stowe, VT

Sharon Teo-Gooding
Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel B

Marlo Angell
New Media Director
Media and Marketing
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

Jessica Chaney
Memphis, TN

Ryan P. Crowley (Layperson)
Software Engineer
Mean Guppy
Buffalo, NY

Russel Roots
Community Outreach Manager
Utah Film & Video Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel C

Tijah Bumgarner
Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Media
Marshall University
Charleston, WV

Josh Canel (Layperson)
Commercial Insurance Processor
Akron, OH

Melissa J Houghton
Executive Director
Women in Film & Video, Inc.
Washington, DC

Thaddeus Jones
Director of Programming
Columbia Film Society
Columbia, SC

Marie Lovejoy
Media Artist
StoryCenter, Inc.
Producer, Antenna::Signals Podcast
Press Street
New Orleans, LA

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel D

Diliana Alexander
Executive Director
Miami Beach, FL

Jessica L. Chriesman
Freelance Filmmaker
Birmingham, AL

Leigh Ann Dolan
Director of Development
Marketing and Communications
Valley Youth Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

Chris Gross (Layperson)
E-Resources Specialist
GW Libraries
George Washington University
Chevy Chase, MD

Donte McFadden PhD
Black Lens
Milwaukee Film, Inc.
Brown Deer, WI

Christine Veras
Assistant Professor
Animation and Games
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel E

Yolanda R. Boyles (Layperson)
Administrative Assistant
Master of Entrepreneurial Studies Program
Program Coordinator
School of Business
Langston University
Yukon, OK

Agnes Chavez
STEMarts Lab
El Prado, NM

Justin A. Lincoln
Associate Professor of New Genres & Digital Art
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA

Diana Nucera
Multi-Media Artist and Educator
House of Cyborg LLC
Detroit, MI

Benjamin Rosenthal
Associate Professor
Department of Visual Art
University of Kansas Main Campus
Kansas City, MO

Wenhua Shi
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Arlington, MA

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel F

RaShaunda G. Brooks
Project Coordinator
Open Signal Labs
Portland, OR

Leah C. Lewis
Founder and Executive Director
Little Lumpy's Center for Educational Initiatives
Cleveland, OH

Michele S. Lowy (Layperson)
Retired Elementary School Teacher
Middlebury, VT

Nadine M. Patterson
SIFTMedia 215 Collective
Philadelphia, PA

Jordan Young
Communications, Film & Media Manager
South Arts Inc.
Atlanta, GA