Marilyn Pennell, Visiting Instructor in the School of Communication, is a filmmaker, multimedia producer and journalist who has a background in public television (PBS); commercial television (Gannett Broadcasting) and online/web publishing. She holds a B.A. degree in Sociology from Emmanuel College, a Master of Science degree from the School of Communication at Boston University and is working on her thesis to complete her M.F.A. degree in Film and Multimedia at Rockport, Maine Media College.
She teaches courses in multimedia, media, and journalism at the undergraduate level, including introductory and advanced multimedia, news reporting, media writing, and global media.
Marilyn has won many international, national and regional awards for her work, including EMMYS, a Gabriel Award, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award, an American Women in Radio and Television Award and Associated Press Broadcast Awards, among others.
Ms. Pennell also received a Fulbright Hays Faculty Fellowship to study in China and Faculty Fellowships from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science (NATAS) and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). She is currently writing/producing/directing a documentary about Tibetan Buddhism in New England and India and a multimedia project called "Beyond War: 35 years after Vietnam."
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