Professor, Electronic Media Division/CCM, University of Cincinnati
Kevin Burke is a Professor in Electronic Media at the University of Cincinnati, where he has taught all aspects of television, film and digital media production and theory since 1996. He has over 25 years experience as writer, producer, director, cinematographer and editor in broadcast, cable and independent television, film and digital media productions. His documentaries, Grayson Stadium’s 50th” Anniversary and Unmaksing the Myth: The Reality of Rape and Sexual Assault were each nominated for CableAce awards in 1992 and 1993 by the National Academy of Cable Programming. Since 1996, his television, film, video, and new media productions have garnered multiple national awards from the Telly Awards, the National Broadcasting Society, the Communicator Awards, the International Radio and Television Society, and the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing. Additionally, he has won the Best of Competition Award and Award of Excellence at the Broadcast Education Association’s Media Arts Festival in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2011, and 2012. Most recently, Professor Burke served as Executive Producer for the ninety–‐minute 2012 Gold Rush Expedition Race documentary that won the Broadcast Education Association’s Best of Festival Award in the Faculty Video Competition of the 2014 Festival of Media Arts. The documentary also won the BEA’s Faculty Chair Award, which recognizes the Best of all the Best of Festival winners. The 2012 and 2013 Gold Rush Expedition Race documentaries aired nationally on NBC’s Universal Sports Network in October and November 2014, the 2014 Gold Rush Expedition Race will air nationally on USN in May 2015, making it the first–‐ever student–‐produced documentary series to be carried on national network television distribution.
Professor Burke’s documentaries have received funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s National Black Programming Consortium, the Ohio Humanities Council, the Ohio Arts Council, the Charles Phelps Taft Endowment, and the Kentucky Humanities Council. Professor Burke has made more than two–‐dozen juried panel presentations at the Broadcast Education, the University Film and Video Association, and the National Broadcasting Society. His article, Providing Professional Context in the Classroom: Revamping Our War Stories for Future Media Practitioners was published in the Journal of Media Education. In 2011, he was selected to be a National Academic Fellow by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, CA. Professor Burke won the College–‐Conservatory of Music’s Ernest Glover Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2000 and has advised over forty student film and television productions that have garnered national and regional awards that include the Academy of Television Arts and Science’s prestigious College Television Award, the Caucus Foundation Award, and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.