Key Teaching Staff

Leena Jayaswal

School: American University
Field of Teaching: Associate Professor, Director, American University Game Lab and Studio
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Major Achievements: Leena Jayaswal is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. She is head of the photography concentration. Her photography has been nationally recognized in galleries around the country. She has worked with famed photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. Her films have been screened in various film festivals around the country. An Impression: Dischord Records was honored as the Best Selected Juror Film at the 2nd Annual Small International Film Festival at the Berkeley Art Center, in California. Crossing Lines was picked up for national distribution to public television affiliates around the country and has been shown on 70 different stations as well as numerous juried international film festivals. This film won numerous awards, including Best American Documentary at the Heart of England Film Festival and The Bronze Palm Award, Mexico International Film Festival. She was awarded the prestigious Gracie Allen Award from the American Women in Radio and Television. Crossing Lines is available for distribution by New Day Films.

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