Office: 303B Bishop Hall

Email: GlenOkonoski@ferris.edu

Phone: 231.591.2709

Glen Okonoski

Professor

Office: 303B Bishop Hall

Email: GlenOkonoski@ferris.edu

Phone: 231.591.2709

Professional activities and areas of interest

Glen is a graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelors degree in Television Production and a Masters degree in Career and Technical Education. Before joining the faculty at Ferris in August of 2006, he worked as a video producer for over 12 years working at WOTV in Battle Creek, in the Television Production Department at Amway Corporation and in the Media Production Department of Grand Rapids Community College. He also continue to work as a freelance videographer and editor.

Glen produced over 70 episodes of the award winning Cooking with Angus Campbell television series, as well as producing videos for the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Grand Rapids Allergy, the YWCA, Meijer Corporation, Van Andel Institute, the River Bank Run, among others. In 2013 he released his feature length documentary titled: White Birch Lodge, a Family Affair, which was screened as part of the 2013 Festival of Arts in Big Rapids, Michigan.

As the administrator for the School of Digital Media at Ferris State, Glen coordinates the Television and Digital Media Production B.S., the Digital Animation and Game Design B.A.S. and the Digital Media Software Engineering B.S. degrees, as well as our Pre-Digital Media A.S. degree. He also teaches production oriented classes related to both field and studio production including the TDMP program’s capstone course. Glen is passionate about teaching, and his goal is to help students prepare for successful careers in the broad spectrum of storytelling that graduates from our school are well prepared for.

Education:

MS, Ferris State University, Career & Technical Education

BS, Ferris State University, Television Production

Programs:

School Of Digital Media, Digital Media Software Engineering, Television and Digital Media Production, Digital Animation and Game Design