Chris Blair

Chris Blair

Chris BlairCoordinator, Digital Media Studies, and
Professor, Communication Arts 

Education
B.A., Union University
M.A., University of Memphis
Ph.D, University of Memphis

Contact
Office: JEN 312
Phone: 731-661-5371
E-mail: cblair@uu.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrisablair
Twitter: @dmsprof

Biography
Chris Blair serves as Professor of Communication Arts and the Coordinator of Digital Media Studies at Union University, an undergraduate interdisciplinary program bringing together faculty and courses from the departments of Art, Communication Arts and Computer Science. Since 2003, he has served on the Board of Directors of the International Digital Media and Arts Association, where he has been the president of the organization and currently serves as chair of the board of directors. Blair has presented at numerous conferences on digital media issues and trends, and his work in digital media education has been published in the International Digital Media and Arts Association Journal.

Blair also coordinates the interdisciplinary Film Studies minor, which includes film courses from a variety of departments and an opportunity to study filmmaking in Hollywood for a semester at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. He serves as the faculty adviser of the Union Film Society, a student lead organization that focuses on the art of collaboration in film production.

Blair has lived in Jackson for the past 13 years with his wife, Ashley Fitch Blair, also a professor in the Communication Arts department, and their two children, Madeline, 12, and Seth, 10. The Blairs are members of Fellowship Bible Church in Jackson.

Courses Taught
COM 220: Digital Storytelling
COM 327: Interactive Media
COM 328: Media Effects and Criticism
COM 338: Development of Cinema
COM 410: Digital Filmmaking
COM 430: Communications Law
DMS 190: Digital Media Freshman Seminar