Office: Hobart Hall, Rm 208
Office Hours: Vary according to semester and by appointment
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
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
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
University Research, Scholarship and Creative Expression committee
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
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
Associate Producer/Production Associate/Production Secretary
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.
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.
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-
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
Sunset Screening Room, LA, CA2003
Screened the documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man.
Bayside Historical Society, Queens, NY2000
documentary short Fort Totten: The Face of Freedom.
Crick, M. & Smith, K. (2017)) Applied Communication and Practice. Cognella Academic Publishing
Crick, M. (2016). Power, Surveillance, and Culture in
YouTube™'s Digital Sphere
(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),
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,
Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 30, Issue 3-4
Panel Presenter: Creating Collaborative Opportunities:
Examining Interactive Communities in Social Media Research and Practice
Panel Presenter: Outcome Based Pedagogy Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in a Live Television Studio Course,
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
Presenter at the International Technology, Knowledge 2013
and Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada
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.
Bronze Telly Award for Best Director: Paper Tiger Fundraising Trailer
$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
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.
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)
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,
Awarded for the short-documentary Wabash: Indiana’s Best Kept Secret.
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
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
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