Gordon Glover

Film Professor and Youth Educator

Glover received his BFA in film and animation in 1991 from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. He taught pre-K, kindergarten and second grade in the Baltimore public schools before earning his MFA in photography and digital imaging at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

In 2000, Glover received an Open Society Institute Community Fellowship for his collaborative video Internet project between Baltimore students and Wyoming Native American students. He was a founding board member of Wide Angle Community Media in Baltimore, a nonprofit that provides youth with media education, leadership opportunities, technical training and media literacy workshops.

Glover has taught multimedia, interactive design and visual communications, principles of film and video editing, digital post-production, non-linear editing, film history, media studies and documentary as activism. He has edited videos for nonprofit clients, and produced short films and videos. He was assistant professor at Maryland’s Towson University, where he founded the VideoActive film festival. In 2008, Glover’s students won a regional college Emmy award for their final project in his documentary as video activism course.

Glover's research agenda involves examining the pervasive negative effects of consumer culture on democracy and childhood development, environmental activism and the urgent crises of climate change and resource depletion.

Glover is learning to drive a snowplow and operate a chainsaw. He lives with his wife and three sons in the woods of Vermont.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good