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Brian Plow

Associate Professor

Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies

Schoonover Center 326


  • Documentary & narrative production
  • Media for social justice & service learning
  • Community & interdisciplinary media

Brian Plow is an Associate Professor and Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies at the School of Media Arts & Studies, teaching, conducting research and producing creative work in the areas of non-fiction storytelling, cinematography and editing.  Brian is also a proud alumnus of Ohio University’s School of Film. He has returned to OU after serving on the faculty of Towson University's Electronic Media & Film Department (2005-2013) and the Department of Film and Media Studies at The John Hopkins University (2008-2011). Brian’s creative work has been exhibited in festivals throughout North America and Europe, national/international conferences and university programs, as well as top 25 television markets and PBS affiliates in Mid-Atlantic region.

Recently, Brian co-founded Media in Medicine, a collaborative platform, with faculty from The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He co-produced The Veterans Project, an award-winning, feature-length documentary about combat veterans and the American healthcare system in 2017, and edits an award-winning medical education podcast, Rotations.

Once a Silicon Valley native, Brian has finally found his home in the Appalachian foothills, He loves fishing, farmers’ markets and swap meets.  He and his family have recently started a small family farm in Athens County, where he loves to start projects, but not necessarily finish them.

M.F.A. Film, Ohio University
B.A. Communication, Linfield College