Michael Niederman

Michael Niederman

Class Year: 1980
Current City/State: Skokie, IL
Major: Theater
Email Address: mniederman@gmail.com
Committee(s): Alumni Engagement and Communications

Why I Wanted to Serve on the Alumni Council:

As both a graduate and a parent of graduate it seemed like a chance to give back to the college that has been part of my life for over 45 years... Given my experience in higher education, it seemed like I might have something to contribute.

A Quote I Like:

"Do not fear mistakes. There are none."

―Miles Davis

A Little Bit About Me:

I am an an award-winning media maker as well as the Professor in the Cinema and Television Arts Department of Columbia College Chicago. I have written and lectured extensively on television, popular culture and emerging narrative forms. I wrote a book entitled “Storytelling Across Worlds: Transmedia for Creatives and Producers”. Which means I am endlessly curious about storytelling and how it is evolving, given that how we live seems to change with each passing day. I watch an insane amount of TV and actually enjoy most of the time...

Other Alumni Involvement: Taught at the Sesquicentennial celebration

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