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Thomas Edward Ackerman
Between 2008 and 2009 Ackerman joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking. In the subsequent years, likely bolstered in some part by Ackerman’s influence, Michael Chapman, A.S.C. began teaching at the conservatory.
Ackerman, drawing from his years of experience following modest beginnings, engages upper-level cinematography students through both hands-on instruction and lectures. In 2015, Ackerman debuted an autobiographical course “ Pathways: A Career in Film” through lectures and screenings.
Ackerman succeeded cinematography department chair David Elkins, S.O.C. following Elkins’ retirement in 2019.