Tim Wilkerson, Assistant Professor

Tim Wilkerson is an award-winning and well-respected America director of fiction, documentary, and animation films, whose work has been seen world-wide via film festivals, broadcast, and the web. As an undergraduate, Wilkerson studied Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University in the United States. After his undergraduate experience he received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Egypt, where he studied the culture, language, and film industry of this fascinating country.

In 2002 Wilkerson received his MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, where he held the very prestigious, multi-year Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (the fine arts and humanities equivalent to the National Science Foundation Fellowships). He then went on to teach filmmaking/ digital media production as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, and Northwestern University, both of whose communications programs rank in the top 10 within the United States.

Currently Wilkerson is in pre-production on a feature length fiction film, which will be a co-production between Egypt and the U.S. He is also working with a well-known scholastic press in order to publish a book of interviews conducted with over twenty Egyptian film directors during the centennial of cinema in 1995.