Van Dora Williams
Affiliated with Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking, Professional Writing
Biography

A multiple Emmy award-winning producer and writer, Van Dora Williams worked in the
journalism field for over 25 years.  She has worked in all mediums: print, radio, television, web
and film. Most of her noteworthy work came from her time as a PBS producer and reporter. She
has produced live programming as well as public affairs, news and documentaries. Her
international reporting from West Africa earned her local, state and national awards and was
selected for national distribution through PBS' National Educational Telecommunications
Association. Most of her work covered issues of social justice, environment, race relations and
history. She worked with ROJA Productions as an associate producer on the PBS documentaries,
Citizen King (2003) and Matters of Race (2002) and with Two Tone Productions on Banished
(2008). Television and film production are just two of her passions. Her other passion is
teaching.

As an associate professor, she specializes in teaching in the Broadcast Media Production courses
and also is the program director for Filmmaking, Broadcast Media Production and Sonic Arts.
She is currently writing her dissertation on the one community's response to the film, Birth of a
Nation.

Recent Works
  • Citizen King
Current Consulting Projects