MFA Vincent Williams

Faculty

Vincent Williams, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

Bio

Associate Professor Vince Williams was raised in Dallas, Texas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in film, television and radio from Southern Methodist University. He continued onto Chapman University in Orange County, California, where he completed his master’s degree in film production.


Williams’ thesis film, The Malt Shop in the Sky, a documentary about his family opening a 50s-style diner, was a film festival hit and inspired a decade of work as a producer and director of documentary films including Straight Street, The Granny Globetrotter, Go Lucy Go and Poets of the Mountain. In 2014, Williams was brought on as a volunteer video producer with the nonprofit organization Orphan Outreach, whose mission is to improve the lives of orphans and at-risk children through early intervention, education and evangelism. Since then, Williams has produced over 20 promotional videos and two documentaries in India, Guatemala, Russia, Honduras, Latvia and Ukraine through Orphan Outreach.


Throughout the years, Williams has worked with many clients as a video production specialist helming projects for the International Student Foundation, Bravo, Haynes & Boone Law Firm, The Richards Group, Southern Baptist Texas Convention, Sons of the Flag Burn Foundation, Neiman Marcus, Gemmy Industries, Fazl Socks and My PC School. He produces music videos and social media spots for the Spanish-musician Ranfis, as well as his constant involvement in the narrative film world as a writer, producer, cinematographer and editor.


Before joining Regent as an associate professor of Media & Visual Arts, Williams taught for eight years at The Art Institute of Dallas and Houston Baptist University as an associate professor of cinematography, short filmmaking, documentary and news production.

Awards

Best Cinematography, Poets of the Mountain, Attic Film Festival, 2017
Grand Remi Award, Go Lucy Go, Houston International Film Festival, 2016
Best Overall Film, Go Lucy Go, Lionshead Film Festival, 2016
Best Music Video, Insomnio by Ranfis, Bare Bone International Music Festival, 2016
Audience Award, With or Without, Great Lakes Film Festival, 2016
Best Short Film, In the End, Christian Film Festival, 2016
Best Short Documentary, The Granny Globetrotter, Houston Worldfest, 2015
Telly Award, Orphan Outreach Overview video, The Telly Awards, 2015
Faculty of the Semester, The Art Institute of Dallas, 2008
Texas Award, The Malt Shop in the Sky, USA Film Festival, 2007
Audience Favorite, The Malt Shop in the Sky, Route 66 Film Festival, 2007

Meet Our Faculty

William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Fellow, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Kevin R. Crawford, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator

757.352.4254 kevicra@regent.edu
Michael Crews, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4333 mcrews@regent.edu
Michael D. Elam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4878 melam@regent.edu
Peter Fraser, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4562 pfraser@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Associate Professor, Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
Barbara Harrington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4561 bharrington@regent.edu
Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D.

Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Supervisor for MFA in Acting Program

757.352.4730 michhil@regent.edu
David Impellizzeri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4237 dimpellizzer@regent.edu
John Keeler, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4248 johnkee@regent.edu
Don Krudop, DMA

Professional in Residence, Performing Arts & Music

Director of Choral Activities

757.352.4204 donkrud@regent.edu
Jeremy Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4221 jlarson@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4464 mmattix@regent.edu
Stephen D. Perry, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

Director of Graduate Programs in Communication

757.352.4203 sperry@regent.edu
Peggy Southerland, B.A.

Department Chair; Professional-in-Residence, Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4698 peggys@regent.edu
Caramine White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4614 cwhite@regent.edu
David Xu, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4235 dxu@regent.edu

Adjunct

Blair Allen, M.A.
Mary A. Andrews
Hartmut Blackert
J. Dennis Bounds, Ph.D.
Adam Bova, MFA
Gregory Boyd
Chester Branch, Ph.D.
Heidi Campbell
Katharine E. Clemons
Jonathan Cyprowski, M.A.
Peter J. Eaton
Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.
Nelson Fong, J.D.
David Foster, MFA
Joseph Frost, MFA
Terilyn Goins, Ph.D.
Judith Gooch, M.A.
Michael Graves, Ph.D.
Steven W. Halliday
Edward Johnson, Ph.D.
Peter Kenny, Ph.D.
Mark Keuthan, Ph.D.
Marcie-Anna Klaustermeyer
Lindsey S. Lahaie
Kevin C. Lee
John McClary, M.A.
Rebecca McCoy-Reese, M.A.
Anne Marie G. Morgan
Mary E. Myers
Ryan Pace, MFA
Michael D. Patrick
Vincent K. Pelligrino
Markus Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Cheryl Price, M.A.
Shaker A. Rajasekar
Charles Reese, MFA
Richard M. Santoro
Marianne Savell
Michael R. Smith, Ph.D.
Michael Stahl, M.A.
Heather A. Stilwell
Sarah Turney, M.A.
James Ward, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wilson, B.M.