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Kevin F. Burke

Title: Professor of Electronic Media
Office: 4200D Emery Hall
Tel: 513-556-7029

Kevin Burke is a Full Professor in the Electronic Media Division at the University of Cincinnati, where he has taught all aspects of film and television production and theory since 1996. His documentary films have been recognized with regional, national and international awards and have screened at international film festivals, aired on national network television and been distributed internationally on television networks in France, Italy and Russia. As an experienced educator, Professor Burke’s innovative pedagogic approach to collaborative and experiential learning has been presented at national academic venues, published in peer-reviewed journals, garnered fellowships and awards from professional and academic organizations, earned support from both the Office of the President and Provost at UC, and served as a model through which the Electronic Media Division is now expanding and revitalizing its curriculum.
Professor Burke recently produced Expedition Alaska, a feature-length documentary that involved an interdisciplinary group of UC faculty, students and a cadre of professional documentary filmmakers, who followed adventure racers along a 350-mile course through the wilderness of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. This award-winning film and its behind-the-scenes short documentary have screened at almost two-dozen film festivals on five continents. Expedition Alaska has been picked up for international television network distribution on the French network TREK-TV and the Russian network, FirstHDTV. Professor Burke also served as Executive Producer for the ninety-minute documentaries 2012, 2013 and 2014 Gold Rush Expedition Race. Each film aired nationally on NBC’s Universal Sports Network. The 2012 Gold Rush Expedition Race documentary won the Broadcast Education Association's Best of Festival Award in its 2014 Festival of Media Arts, and was named recipient of the BEA's Faculty Chair Award, which recognizes the best of the Best of Festival winners. In 2015, the 2013 Gold Rush Expedition Race was an Emmy Award nominee for Best Documentary by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Professor Burke’s television, film, and new media productions have also won multiple national awards from the Telly Awards, the National Broadcasting Society, the Communicator Awards, the International Radio and Television Society, and the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing. Additionally, his work has won the Best of Competition Award and Award of Excellence at the Broadcast Education Association’s Media Arts Festival in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2011, and 2012. He also served as Associate Producer and Director of Photography for the interactive, online documentary Akai Kutsu: The New Issei, which won Best of Festival at the BEA Competition in 2005. Professor Burke’s documentaries, Grayson Stadium’s 50th” Anniversary and Unmasking the Myth: The Reality of Rape and Sexual Assault were each nominated for national CableAce awards in 1992 and 1993 by the National Academy of Cable Programming. Professor Burke's work has received funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s National Black Programming Consortium, the Ohio Humanities Council, the Ohio Arts Council, the Charles Phelps Taft Endowment, and the Kentucky Humanities Council.
Many of Professor Burke’s recent documentary films are a result of the innovative pedagogy used in the Production Master Class, an interdisciplinary, experiential learning initiative he created. Since 2012, the PMC has fused the expertise of professional filmmakers with faculty and students from 12 different academic programs at 5 UC Colleges, enhancing their educational experience through the production of professional films.


  • MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design .
  • BA, University of Georgia.