Donald Hancock

Donald A. Hancock

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Film and Television Production

Emery Hall

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Professional Summary

Donald Hancock is an Emmy Award-winning producer, professor and an active member of the media community. He has an MA in Film and Television from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BFA in E-Media from CCM. Previously, Hancock worked as a producer at CET, Cincinnati’s PBS Member Station. He co-produced “The Art Show,” CET’s weekly art magazine program, where numerous of his feature stories were picked for national distribution. Hancock also produced content for a variety of partners, including ArtsWave the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnat Public Schools, Ohio Department of Education, American Graduate, City of Cincinnati, Lumenocity, BLINK, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Econome Financial Independence Conference, and much more.Hancock has also partnered with WGBH and PBS to produce content around national PBS programming including “Finding Your Roots,” “American Experience” and “Downton Abbey. In 2013, Hancock was chosen as one of 25 producers from around the country to participate in the PBS/CPB Producer’s Academy, whose goal is to engage a talented pool of diverse producers in public broadcasting. ”

As a professor, Hancock has advised and mentored numerous award winning student projects. Professor Hancock's student's films have been viewed across the country and received national acclaim. In 2021, Hancock advised 6 student videos that were nominated for Ohio Valley Student Production awards, the most nominations ever in the history of the Media Producgtion program. With a focus on experientia hands-onl learning, Hancock provides numerous out of the the classroom opportunities for students to participate in, including the award winning CCM Idea Lab.

Hancock won an Ohio Valley Regional Chapter Emmy Award for “Cincinnati’s Music Hall: The Next Movement,” a 60-minute documentary that he co-wrote, produced and shot. The documentary details the historic $150 million renovation of Cincinnati’s National Historic Landmark. Additionally, Hancock received the Best in Festival award in 2020 from the Broadcast Education Association for the micro-documentary category. Hancock has presented research at nuemrous forums, and is a go to resource for filmmaking in Cincinnati.

In his spare time, Hancock serves on the Executive Board for the UC Center for Film and Media Studies, as well as the community advisory board at Elementz Urban Arts Center. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, a member of the Broadcast Education Association and volunteers as a Big Brother in the Big Brother Big Sisters Program.


B.F.A.: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2006 (Electronic Media)

M.A.: Savannah College of Design Savannah, GA, 2007 (Film/Television)

Research Support

Investigators:Kevin Burke, Don Hancock 02-08-2022 -04-15-2022 CCM Technology Committee CCM ITIE Grant Role:Lead Investigator $2404.95 Completed Type:Grant Level:College