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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies


Faculty & Staff

Rodney Buxton, PhD

Rodney BuxtonOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Room 105

Phone: 303-871-3952

Email: [email protected]

About: Rodney Buxton teaches in the area of film/television studies and video production, with emphases in narrative and experimental film and video production as well as queer theory and images. His past work explores the links between the social and institutional contexts of entertainment production and the construction of film and televisual texts. Presently, he is working on an ongoing art project Vanishing Present/Vanishing Presence. This project captures through digital photography and digital painting the tenuous state of U.S. national parks and national monuments that face impending threats from exploitation by industrial drilling and mining interests as well as climate change.

Office Hours, Spring Quarter 2019: By appointment.

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2000: Introduction to Film Criticism
  • MFJS 2150: Scriptwriting
  • MFJS 3222: Experimental Film/Video Theory & Production
  • MFJS 3224: Introduction to 16mm Film and HD Digital Cinematography
  • MFJS 3218: Narrative Film/Video Production II
  • MFJS 3220: Narrative Film/Video Production I


  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin (1992)
  • MA, University of Texas at Austin (1985)
  • BA, Emporia State University (1973)

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Writer/Director/Producer, "Hole" (2001)
  • Writer/Director/Producer, "Portraits" (1997)
  • Director/Producer, "The Age of Chivalry" for A&E/The History Channel (1994)

Website: On and Off the Road Creative Images

Find out more about Dr. Buxton from his Faculty Spotlight article, featured in the Spring 2016 issue of the MFJS newsletter. Faculty Spotlight: Rodney Buxton