March for Science
AFI Enters the Video Age
Coalition for America’s Children
BIO & CONTACT
Larry Kirkman is a professor of Film and Media Arts on sabbatical in 2018 and retiring in 2019 after 18 years at American University, where he was dean of the School of Communication from 2001 to 2012.
His work in media for public knowledge and action includes television documentaries, social advertising campaigns, online journalism projects, and strategic communications and issue advocacy for nonprofit organizations.
Currently, he is producing videos on science and public policy and the March for Science. And, as a filmmaker-in-residence in the Investigative Reporting Workshop, he produced an interactive on the antibiotic crisis, Nightmare Bacteria: Life without Antibiotics.
He was executive director of the Benton Foundation from 1989 to 2001 and AFL-CIO Labor Institute of Public Affairs from 1982 to 1989. He was the first director for TV and Video at the American Film Institute where he produced the National Video Festival in 1981.