Assistant Professor Moses T. Alexander Greene has been selected by the EMMY Organization as a 2013 Fellow for the 25th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Faculty Seminar in Los Angeles, Calif. Greene, who works in the Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Department of Film and Interactive Media, is one of 20 educators nationwide and the first SAU faculty member to receive this honor. He will be one of two educators representing the State of North Carolina.
Administered by the Television Academy Foundation’s Education Programs Department, the Faculty Seminar offers college professors opportunities to view the behind-the-scenes operations of the television industry. The 20 faculty members, who were chosen by a selection committee, will participate in five days of discussions, presentations and interactions with major studios, production companies, the networks as well as their top production and programming executives.
Greene, who began in the Department of English in 2011 and joined its film and interactive media department last year, was thrilled when he learned he was selected.
“This is an incredible opportunity and frankly, one of the biggest honors of my professional career,” he said. “The fellowship is a testament of years of devotion to research, commitment to collaboration and a passion for the science, craft, and technique of the film and television industries.”
While Greene knows first-hand the inner workings of making good television – he was an extra on the critically- acclaimed television show “Cosby” in 1999 and 2000, worked with the producers of "The View" (1998) and served as a writing assistant for the Emmy Award-winning iconic former daytime serial “All My Children” from 1997 to 1998 – he looks forward to the fellowship and plans to bring back a wealth of knowledge to share with his students, whom he affectionately refers to as “scholars.”
One such scholar, Arianna Kendall, a senior mass communications major from the Bronx, N.Y. currently enrolled in Greene’s History of Black Cinema and Introduction to Film courses, said Greene has had a profound impact on her.
“He really makes students look within themselves,” Kendall said. “He wants the best from his scholars so you have to come with your “A” game,” calling him a “no-nonsense professor.” She relishes her “scholar” title, adding “I want to own up to what he calls me.”
Greene, 40 years old and a Long Island, N.Y. native, is a graduate of Syracuse University with a master’s degree in Media Management and a dual bachelor’s degree in Writing for Television, Radio and Film and African American Studies. He was a two-time red carpet correspondent for the GRAMMY Salute to Gospel (on behalf of the National Recording Arts & Sciences) and a special correspondent for Radio One for the 2008 Presidential Election in Washington, D.C.