We are constantly hearing from students that one of the J-School’s biggest strengths is the dedicated, talented, fearless, experienced, fun, doors-are-always-open faculty.
The students in our Social Media and Engagement class set out to tell that story via Instagram. Over the coming weeks, we will highlight these stories, which illustrate the personalities, philosophies and experience of our top-notch faculty. This week, we give you the newest member of the faculty, Visiting Assistant Professor Kevin Tompkins.
Kevin teaches intermediate videography and intermediate directing. Kevin says, “I think the one thing I’ve noticed in my first semester-and-a-half that I’ve been here is that I want the students to be confident and feel comfortable doing what they’re doing, because I think that’s going to make you better in whatever you do.”
Broadcast professor Kevin Tompkins worked for CBS in Spokane, Washington for over 30 years before teaching at UM. He worked as a producer, but his passion is directing. Kevin directed all live events that KREM-TV covered in Spokane. From local basketball tournaments to a Singing Nuns Christmas Show, he was the go-to guy. This picture was taken over 20 years ago while Kevin was directing coverage of the Spokane Fair from the “live truck.” “I’m still using the same tools I did back then, but I’m adjusting them to new problems.” #meettheprofs #flashbackfriday
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