Clinical Associate Professor
Doug Osman is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. He received his M.A. from Michigan State University (1988) and also studied at the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida. In addition to teaching for the past 25 years, he has worked as an independent documentary and filmmaker, working in nearly every format of electronic media production. His work has screened at film and media festivals around the world, including the Sedona International Film Festival and the Golden Lion Festival in South Africa. His interests include production outreach, using converged media as a means of bringing remote educational opportunities and experiences into K-12 classrooms via the internet. Osman is presently focused on environmental documentary filmmaking. His recent works include a series of documentary collaborations with The Nature Conservancy, exploring that organization’s property in the environmentally-sensitive Green Swamp of North Carolina.
Doug is currently working on a community engagement grant through Purdue University that will bring students together with educators and environmental naturalists. Together, these teams will produce a series of short documentaries highlighting the ecology and biological aspects of the Lilly Nature Center in West Lafayette, Indiana. The finished works will be made available at the center and shared with area students next year in a live, internet-streamed field trip.
Osman is the adviser to Purdue University’s Fast Track, a student-produced half hour weekly newsmagazine. The program appears on local cable in Tippecanoe County, Indiana and on the Purdue campus.