Southwestern Adventist University welcomes Paul Kim as a professor in the communication department.
Kim and his family come to Keene from Michigan where he taught at Andrews University.
Kim said he’s excited to work for SWAU where we are exploring the “dynamic space where creativity and communication strategy collide.”
“Our students are learning to be skilled writers, filmmakers and content creators, while leveraging that skillset in the exhilarating arenas of media, entertainment and digital marketing,” Kim said.
Through his career, Kim has lived in almost all of the major regions of the country, including the two coasts and the Midwest. His work has taken him to many interesting locations across six continents, such as the Arctic Circle, Amazon Rainforest, Canaima National Park of Venezuela, Buenos Aires, Tibet, Addis Ababa and Moscow.
As a media producer and filmmaker, Kim has been part of independent and corporate projects exploring human rights, global health, special education and the intersection of faith and social justice. His work has screened at domestic and international festivals, public television, major universities and industry events. He has received numerous festival and juried awards including a CINE Golden Eagle.
He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in film and electronic media from the American University in Washington D.C. He has also served as a graduate fellow in the Center for Media & Social Impact funded through a major public media grant given by the Ford Foundation and directed a collaborative new media literacy project with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab.
“We are delighted to have Paul Kim on our campus and welcome the learning experiences that he can provide for our students,” SWAU Interim Academic Administration Vice President Donna Berkner said. “His expertise in the media and entertainment industry has already begun providing learning opportunities for our students that can potentially open doors for them in their future endeavors.”
For information about the community department, visit swau.edu/communication.