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August 14, 2019 : Newest Electronic Media Faculty Looks to Grow the Program

by Kellie Crawford

bohnOhio University Lancaster | Pickerington welcomes Aaron Bohn, a central Ohio native, home as he becomes the newest addition to the Electronic Media program. Starting fall semester, he will be working with students and other faculty to innovate and grow the program. “Through my position, I hope to encourage students to find their own unique voices and offer them the tools to express themselves through media to the best of their abilities,” Bohn said.

 

The Electronic Media program focuses on the internet, video games, film, television, advertising, radio and music. The program at the Lancaster campus specializes in multimedia, the combination of audio and visuals paired with interactivity. Bohn adds, “With its firm foundation in hands-on training and development, the Electronic Media program offers incredible opportunity for growth and expansion into new fields, technologies, and communities.” Work in the field of electronic media can be found almost everywhere; insurance companies, post-houses, newspapers, schools, film production, broadcasting, advertising companies, and freelance.

 

Bohn’s ample experience in the field of electronic media will certainly benefit the program in the years to come. He has earned a Master of Arts in Digital Storytelling (2015) and a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting (2019) at Asbury University. While earning his degrees, he served as adjunct faculty and a teaching assistant in film directing on the Master’s level. Bohn also has served as an Associate Professor of Film and Media Communications at Northern Virginia Community College before coming to the Lancaster campus. The Lancaster campus was his ideal location to teach.“The Campus offers a tremendous opportunity to partner with first-time college students and help them grow into industrious career and community leaders," he said. “It provides a wealth of academic and professional opportunities while charmingly embracing all the advantages of small town life.”

 

Bohn has achieved many accomplishments throughout his career in electronic media before coming to the Lancaster campus. His experiences includes being a freelance screenwriter and a co-writer and co-director, working with the writer Dean Batali (That 70s Show, Buffy) and co-directing with Anson Williams (Happy Days, Secret Life of the American Teenager). Bohn also has worked as a production assistant, a radio DJ and a promotions assistant. In addition to this, he worked with the SEC Network as a live event broadcast stage manager, performing field film production and direction for University of Kentucky athletics. Bohn also served as a film camp director for several years at Asbury University, training and guiding a team of students through the complete narrative film and live production processes of planning, constructing, and capturing a cinematic event. 

 

Colleges around the country and world have sought Bohn’s expertise and have acknowledged his work. In 2018, he was a presenter at the Lumina College International Conference in Hong Kong. Bohn was chosen as the Official International Selection at the Phoenix Film Festival of Melbourne, Australia and at the KOKA Russian Comedy Film Festival. His work was also chosen as the Official Selection at the Rhode Island Comic-Con Film Festival as well. 

 

Bohn has also been involved in extracurricular activities on the campuses he has served at. He has served as an advisor for many different clubs like student improv, Student Film Club, and Catalyst Student Organization. He has also worked as an academic advisor for students. In his free time, Bohn likes to do improv and stand-up comedy. He is a band member and performer along with a local pick-up soccer organizer.

 

Bohn’s work has opened a world of opportunities for him, something he wishes to achieve at the Lancaster campus with his students and colleagues. “I am thrilled to meet the faculty, staff, and students of the Lancaster campus and see where their creativity and conversations guide our community this year.”