Emily Keating

Emily_KeatingEmily Keating is the Director of Education at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY. She has overseen the development, implementation and expansion of all of the education programs at the JBFC since their inception in September, 2001, and which now serve nearly 15,000 students a year with an international reputation. The JBFC education programs take place in schools, in after-school programs, on the JBFC’s campus in Pleasantville, and at schools, community organizations and social service agencies throughout the country. Emily has worked nationally, consulting non-profit film centers on the development of their school programs and licensing and replicating curricula. She has presented on the imperative of redefining literacy in the 21st century at conferences hosted by New Media Consortium, MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, the National Association for Media Literacy Education, the Northeast Media Literacy Conference, the Turnaround: Arts National Leadership Retreat, among others. She is the author of “Building a Framework for Literacy in a Visual Culture” (Mastering Media Literacy, ed. Heidi Hayes Jacobs) and is an adjunct faculty member in the Literacy Department in the School of Education at Pace University, where she teaches Writing Process and Media Production and Literature and Digital Storytelling. Prior to joining the JBFC Emily worked in the Communications Department at Arts Westchester, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. She graduated from the University of Virginia in with a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a focus in Film Studies and received a Master’s Degree in Education, Communication, and Technology from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education. Being the mother of eight year olds twins and the wife of a high school English teacher keeps her closely connected to the opportunities and challenges in today’s public school system. For more about the Jacob Burns Film Center, please visit www.burnsfilmcenter.org/education.