Department of Communication

Matthew Crick


Office:   Hobart Hall, Rm 208
Phone:   973-720-2655
Office Hours:   Vary according to semester and by appointment

Department: Communication
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Television Production/Documentary Production, Directing and Producing


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, N.J.2011

School of Communication and Information—Ph.D. Media Studies with an emphasis in social networking, video sharing and communication technologies. Dissertation title: Power and Surveillance in YouTube’s Digital Neighborhood: A Case Study of College Students in the Bronx.

CUNY, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 2000

M.S. in Broadcast Programming, Management and Production

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ1993

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Media Arts


Assoc. Prof. Media Production: William Paterson University 2012-present

Digital Applications – COMM 6150 (Graduate Course)

Television Workshop – COMM 4250

Media Capstone – COMM 4455

Advanced Television Production – COMM 3260

Television Production- COMM 2270

Video Production and Editing – COMM 2260

Survey of Communication Studies & Practice – COMM 1190

Lecturer: CUNY, Bronx Community College2002-2012

Introduction to Mass Communication

Introduction Small Studio Color Television

Field Television Production

Digital Video Editing I

Digital Video Editing II

Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

Public Speaking

Adjunct Faculty: William Paterson University2011

Invited Lecturer: Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan2010


William Paterson University 2013-present

Chair, TV Production Search Committee

Search Committee Member – Journalism

Graduate Program Committee Member

Faculty Executive Council Member

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member

Senate Faculty Council Admissions Enrollment Management Co-Chair

Creator and Co-Coordinator New Jersey Social Media Summit

Faculty Senator

University Research, Scholarship and Creative Expression committee member

Communication Studies 1190 Course Coordinator

Lambda Pi Eta Chapter Adviser

Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers Chapter Adviser

Bronx Community College2005-2012

As Honors Program Chair, coordinated and facilitated all Honors activities related to the Honors Contract, recruited students, developed marketing and communication materials and presented at national conferences for the BCC Honors Program. As a Co-Chair, increased the program’s membership by 150%.

Technology Oversight Committee2003-2005

Represented the Communication, Arts and Sciences department on the TOC in the development and implementation of technology related policies and procedures concerning teaching and faculty development.


Director, producer, writer and founder2001-present

Specializing in high-definition and digital documentary production. Direct, produce, write and edit feature documentary projects.

Associate Producer/Production Associate/Production Secretary 2000-2001

ABC News 20/20, New York, NY

Associate Producer for two 20/20 episodes of Nine Weeks of Hell. Coordinated and delivered all production materials, edited promos and managed all day-of- air activities for each episode. Production Associate and Production Secretary duties included booking travel, location logistics, answering phones and various on-location production responsibilities.

Producer/Writer 1998-2000

Saks Fifth Ave, New York, NY

Created and produced The Source, SFA’s in-house monthly news magazine broadcast; developed and promoted this show’s unique brand identity. Generated story ideas and wrote, produced, and directed each broadcast. Wrote and produced video news releases (VNR’s) and fashion videos. Directed live, corporate communication broadcasts to SFA stores around the country.

Film and Television Lab Supervisor1996-1998

College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY

Produced and edited a 20-minute documentary for Black History month called A Journey Through Time on the Baltimore Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Managed College of Staten Island TV Studio, including equipment purchases, staff supervision, and implemented the College’s first in- house television broadcast weekly news magazine show, including camera, graphics, audio and floor manager.

Freelance Producer/Writer1994-1996

Directed, produced, wrote and edited for CVC Communications a variety of short and long-form productions including local commercials and corporate training and promotional projects for local and national clients.

Produced and wrote a five-part instruction series for the Evenflo Corporation on the proper installation and use of their child safety seats and a long-form training series for Sherwin-Williams.

Senior Television Producer/Director1993-1994

Biomedical Communications, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Wrote, directed and produced a variety of health-related programs. Directed live teleconferences broadcast throughout the nation. Produced, shot and edited a complete autopsy for teaching and learning at Biomedical Communications.


America West Airlines, Phoenix, AZ

Produced, wrote and directed a variety of corporate training, promotion and image videos for the airline as part of the corporate communications team. Directed live satellite executive and employee broadcasts which aired throughout the country. On-camera talent in a variety of employee assistance program videos.


Paper Tiger, New York, NY 2011-present

Feature-length documentary script is complete. Fundraising Trailer script is complete and edited. Directed, shot, co-wrote and produced.

2015 New Jersey Social Media Summit Sizzle Reel 2015

Wrote, directed, produced and edited a six-minute sizzle reel promoting the 2016 New Jersey Social Media Summit.

Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man, Wayne, NJ 2015-present

Completely re-edited, remastered for high-definition documentary incorporates over 100 new photos and video clips, new sound and high-definition formatted graphics. This feature project has been accepted into distribution and is available at Best Buy, Turner Classic Movies online store and Amazon.

Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man, New York, NY 2003

Produced and directed this film on the history of the film Creature of the Black Lagoon.

The Face of Freedom, Queens, NY2000

Produced, directed, shot.and wrote this short documentary film on the history of Fort Totten, in Queens, NY.


Monster Bash Film Festival, PA 2016

Screened the documentary feature Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man.

University Film and Video Association Screening2015

Screened the documentary fundraising trailer Paper Tiger. Peer reviewed and formal respondent documentation available.

Northeast Film Festival (NFF), NJ 2014

Screened the documentary feature Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man in a high- definition format.

Fanex, Baltimore, MD2005

Screened the documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man.

Monster Bash Film Festival, Butler, PA 2005

Screened the documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man.

Tribeca Screening Room, NY, NY2004

Screened the documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man.

Sunset Screening Room, LA, CA2003

Screened the documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man.

Bayside Historical Society, Queens, NY2000

Screened the documentary short Fort Totten: The Face of Freedom.



Crick, M. & Smith, K. (2017)) Applied Communication and Practice. Cognella Academic Publishing 2017

Crick, M. (2016). Power, Surveillance, and Culture in YouTube™'s Digital Sphere 2016

(pp. 1-317). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9855-0


Crick, Matthew (2013), Chapter 9, in Klaus Bredl, Julia Hunniger and Jakob Linaa Jensen (Ed), 2013

Methods for Analyzing Social Media (pp. 129-155)


Social Media Use in the Bronx: New Research, and Innovations in the Study of YouTube’s Digital Neighborhood, 2012

Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 30, Issue 3-4


Panel Presenter: Creating Collaborative Opportunities: 2016

Examining Interactive Communities in Social Media Research and Practice

Panel Presenter: Outcome Based Pedagogy Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in a Live Television Studio Course, 2015

University Film and Video Association Conference

Respondent: Making Steam: Waiting for Godot, 2015

a documentary showcasing actor’s who have performed as the play’s main characters throughout the years.

Panel Presenter: Pedagogical Applications of Social Media, 2014

Eastern Communication Association (ECA) 105th Annual Conference

Presenter at the International Technology, Knowledge 2013 and Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada 2013

Social Media Use in the Bronx: Research Methods and Innovations in the Study of YouTube’s Digital Neighborhood.

Invited Presenter at the Making Transfer Connections 2011

Regional conference at LaGuardia Community College. Created, presented and wrote an ePortfolio and PowerPoint presentation illustrating the incorporation of General Education principles into an ePortfolio enriched course.

Documentary Filmmaking in the United States, 2010

Participated in an international panel of filmmakers and academics discussing the trends, techniques, and challenges in making documentary films in the United States

Images of War: Nonverbal Communication in the Iraq War 2005

Presented on a New Jersey Communication Association panel of faculty from around the tri-state area discussing the unique pedagogical techniques and assignments that can be used when teaching nonverbal communication and the Iraq War.


Rondo Awards: Best Documentary for Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man. 2016

Bronze Telly Award for Best Director: Paper Tiger Fundraising Trailer 2015

$1,800 CCAR (Center for Creative Activity and Research) Grant - William Paterson University2016

for continued production on my feature-length documentary Paper Tiger

$1,400 Summer Center for Creative Activity and Research Grant Award - William Paterson University 2013

for continued production on my feature-length documentary Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man.

$500 Faculty Scholarship Support grant 2010

from the BCC Foundation to present in Taiwan on U.S. documentary filmmaking.

Telly Awards: Winner of two Telly Awards 2009

for writing, directing, and producing a 2:45 trailer for the film Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man, which I shot and directed.

National Archives, Washington, D.C. Fort Totten: the Face of Freedom. 2006

The documentary short Fort Totten: the Face of Freedom selected for inclusion in the National Archives.

$500 President’s Faculty and Staff Development Grant2004

Awarded funds for a remote seminar at ABC 7 in Manhattan and introduced BCC students in the Media Technology program to various aspects of television network news.

Bronze Plaque, The Chris Awards, Nine Weeks of Hell for ABC 20/20 (member of the Production Team) 2001

First place Crystal Award of Excellence1999

Best Corporate News Magazine Show at Saks Fifth Ave, NYC

Certificate of Creative Excellence at the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, 1996

Awarded for the short-documentary Wabash: Indiana’s Best Kept Secret.

MEMBERSHIPS (including past affiliations)

Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers2016-present

Sliver Telly Judge2015-present

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences2013-present

Text and Academic Authors Association 2013-present

Creative Coalition2013-2014

International Documentary Association2012-present

Fractured Atlas Artists2013-present

New Jersey Communication Association2011-present

University and Film and Video Association2007-present

Independent Feature Project, New York2006

Downtown Community Television Center, New York2006

Museum of the Moving Image2006

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers2002

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences2001-2013

National Communication Association1999-2007

Judge, NY Film Festivals1998

ITVA, Panel Host Awards1996

Media Communication Association1995-2000