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Fern Greenbank, Director of the Story Center and Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies
Email Address: email@example.com
Office Phone: 931-424-7353 or Ext. 3353
Office: Student Union Building, Story Center
Fern Greenbank is the director of The Story Center and coordinator of the media and cultural studies program here at Martin Methodist College. Dr. Greenbank also supervises the production of the student website, www.redhawkreporter.com and the campus yearbook, The Martinaire.
Dr. Greenbank made her way around the world before arriving on the Martin campus five years ago. She has served as the editor of an Alaskan Bush newspaper, the owner of her own publishing company as well as a journalism teacher and student in South Africa. Dr. Greenbank previously taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University where she and her students won public service awards for their documentary work in low income neighborhoods.
Her passion is practicing the craft of documenting based on the traditions of the 1930s. She has developed a form of journalism and media production that is nontraditional in nature, resulting in a one-of-a-kind academic program. She likes experimenting with video, photography, the web and words. She is a seasoned journalist and educator, having worked with students in the field for almost 20 years. She has a deep respect for other cultures and is working on the development of international projects for her students from possible summers in Africa to winters in Antarctica.
Dr. Greenbank holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University, a master’s degree in cross cultural education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a doctorate in media and cultural studies from the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She adheres to a minimalist living philosophy in a 500-square-foot cottage in rural Belfast, a community in Marshall County. She has one dog and one cat, a rogue red fox and many unwanted groundhogs.