Faculty Profile

Jon Hyde, PhD

Associate Professor of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts; Director, Global Studies Program

M.A., Ph.D. New York University
B.A. Carleton College

Courses I Teach:

  • Digital Film
  • Global Communication
  • Multi-media Design
  • Photography

Additionally, I direct graduate research projects in media education and media literacy.

Professional Experiences:

Prior to teaching at Saint Michael's, I worked in New York City as a journalist, digital animator, and a media developer at the Media Workshop New York, a non-profit organization devoted to issues of media education and media literacy.

My research interests include: global communication; media theory and history; visual communication (film, video, photography and Web design) and media education. I have performed media research in the Middle East, Australia, Western and Central Europe. I recently helped establish the Global Studies Program at Saint Michael's as well as the MSJ&DA Department's international media study abroad program.

Life Off Campus:

I live in Burlington and like to snowboard, mountain-bike and kite-surf in my free time.

Jon Hyde, associate professor of media studies, journalism and digital arts, and Kimberly Sultze, associate professor of media studies, journalism and digital arts, recently completed their Fulbright Fellowships in Borneo, Malaysia.  Over the past few months, their wildlife and conservation photography has been featured by the San Diego Museum of Natural History, the Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and several fine art galleries throughout the U.S.  In April, they were invited by the Embassy of the United States in Brunei Darussalam to give presentations on environmental education and on strategies for raising environmental awareness to media professionals, academics, and members of Brunei’s environmental NGOs.  They also gave a workshop on best practices of conservation and environmental photography, with a session in the field at Tasek Lama Nature Reserve in Bandar Seri Begawan.  In October, they’ll present “Environmental Education: Using Digital Media Arts to Engage Young Adults in the Values of Wilderness“ in Albuquerque at the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, National Wilderness Conference.  This presentation will highlight successful strategies from Kimberly’s course Nature and Outdoor Writing, and Jon’s course Adventure Filmmaking.
(posted August 2014)

Jon Hyde and Kimberly Sultze, associate professors of media studies, journalism and digital arts, recently had several photographs published by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a national leader in avian study and conservation. Their images of the Tody Motmot (Panama), the Laughing Falcon (Costa Rica), and the White-Headed Wren (Panama) have been used in Neotropical Birds. In December, their image of a Western Grebe family was selected as a finalist for the 2012 National Wildlife Refuge Photography Competition and is featured on the 2012 National Wildlife Refuge Association's Conservation Report. Their work is also currently on exhibit as part of the international juried show, "Birds: Real or Imagined," at the Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury.

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