A tenured associate professor of film and television at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Alice E. Stephens teaches courses in film production, documentary film, screenwriting, and multimedia writing in the mass media arts department. She is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker as well as academician whose collaborative academic research has been presented internationally in France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey. Her research interests are broad and currently focus on student centered pedagogy, project-based and active learning, and strategies for sustainability and recycling. She has been awarded fellowships with Dow Jones, UNCF/Mellon, Fulbright, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Her teaching awards include the Vulcan Teacher of Excellence Award and the Aldridge – McMillan Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. As a global citizen she models to her students an appreciation for global diversity. She received her Ph.D. In psychology from Florida State University (FSU) and holds an M.F.A. from the FSU Film School.