Anne Ward, MFA


Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 2:00pm-3:00pm; Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm, or by appointment

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • COM 1600 - Fundamentals of Electronic Media 
  • COM 3316 - Television Studio Production

Teaching and Research Specialties:

  • Storytelling across media platforms 
  • Media production with an emphasis on story development 
  • Documentary production 
  • Freelance writing for corporate clients


  • My work has aired on WTTW Chicago, PBS and in multiple film festivals. 
  • Essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Parent. 
  • Corporate clients include Fortune 500 companies like Abbott, Kraft, Motorola, Microsoft and others.

Recent Awards:

  • My most recent documentary, "A Father's Dream," has been an official selection in five film festivals: Chattanooga Film Festival, Blackbird Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Longleaf Film Festival, and Boone Film Festival, 
  • A Father's dream was also awarded 3rd place, documentary category at the Broadcast Educators Association Super Regional competition.


  • MFA in Film/Video Production from Columbia College, Chicago, IL. 
  • BA in American Studies from Trinity College, Hartford, CT. 
  • Improv training at Second City Training Center

Title: Assistant Professor, Electronic Media/Broadcasting
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2408

Office address
Beasley Media Complex 222