Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

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Dr. Lance Clark, Huntington University, a Christian college
Dr. Lance Clark
Professor of Digital Media Arts Film & Communications
Chair, Digital Media Arts Department

Since joining the faculty in 1993, Lance Clark has helped to grow the broadcast and film tracks at Huntington University into one of the truly outstanding programs within the 100+-member CCCU Colleges and Universities.

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lclark@huntington.edu

Bryan Ballinger, Huntington University, a Christian college
Bryan Ballinger
Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts

Bryan Ballinger’s specialty is in the design and illustration work of digital media including 3D CGI skills in modeling, texturing, lighting and animation. As the associate professor of digital media arts, he has more than 13 years of experience in this area focusing on graphics for CD-Rom titles, web, film, video and print.

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bballinger@huntington.edu

Dawn Ford, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Dawn Ford
Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts

Dawn Ford is an independent producer/director of films, television series and new media. She has worked on films such as Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Right Stuff and Star Trek III, among others.

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dford@huntington.edu 

Steve Leeper, Huntington University, a Christian college
Steve Leeper
Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts

Steve Leeper is a filmmaker, storyteller and educator. Originally from the Midwest, Leeper studied animation, painting and drawing at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1997, Leeper joined Big Idea Productions. Between 1998 and 2003, he served as layout supervisor for numerous productions including the feature film "Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie."

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sleeper@huntington.edu

Jay Canul, Huntington University, a Christian college
Jay Canul
Visiting Instructor of Digital Media Arts

Jay joined the university faculty in 2013. He holds a bachelor's degree in digital media arts from Huntington University and holds an MFA from Ball State.

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jcanul@huntington.edu

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Rich Ford
Adjunct Instructor of Digital Media Arts

Rich Ford is an Emmy award-winning film & television editor and post production supervisor with more than 30 years of experience in broadcast television series, documentaries, corporate communications, educational projects, narrative short films and commercials. Rich is strong both creatively and technically, excelling at creative picture editorial, on-line finishing, and audio editing & mixing.

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rford@huntington.edu

Nathan Hartman, Huntington University, a Christian college
Nathan Hartman
Digital Media Arts Studio Supervisor

Hartman is a 2010 Huntington University film studies and broadcasting graduate as well as a multi-award winning screenwriter and producer. In his position as studio supervisor, Nathan manages the workflow and use of the filmmaking equipment and facilities as well as maintains the social media presence of HU Digital Media Arts.

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nhartman@huntington.edu

John O'Rourke, Huntington University, a Christian college
John O'Rourke
Adjunct Professor of Radio & Television

John O’Rourke began his time at Huntington University in 2010. He previously was the director/owner of Discovery Broadcasting Academy and was the morning show co-host and director of marketing and promotions for STAR 88.3. He was also the morning show host and program director for WMEE 97.3. John is currently working as program director and announcer at WHAK 95.1 and 1140 AM.

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 jorourke@huntington.edu