Department: Cinema and Television Arts
Degree Area: Communications
Degree Univ: California State University, Fullerton, California
Degree Area: Journalism
Degree Univ: Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Shelley Jenkins is a lecturer and founding full-time faculty member of the Department of Radio-TV-Film. As such, she was the co-proposer of "American Television" and the proposer of "TV Writing: Sitcom," among other courses. Her primary areas of interest include multi-camera production, television history, and diversity issues within the industry. Prof. Jenkins is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and an occasional interviewer for its Foundation's "Archive of American Television." Professionally, Prof. Jenkins began her career in southern California as an editor with local Orange County post houses, where her clients included MTV, Major League Baseball and Holiday Inns of America. Her documentary, "The Mystics: A 50 Year Legacy," had its U.S. premiere at The Magic Castle in 2008, where it received rave reviews in both Genii and Magic magazines. It has since been sold to magic enthusiasts in over 85 countries.
M.A. Communications [Radio-TV-Film] (January '94) 4.0 GPA, California State University, Fullerton, California
B.A. [Broadcast] Journalism (May '88) Magna Cum Laude, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Selected Publications and Creative Works
Interview of Walter C. Miller by Shelley Jenkins. Archive of American Television, April 8, 2011. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. North Hollywood, California.
Interview of Donald Bellsario by Shelley Jenkins. Archive of American Television, April 28, 2008. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. North Hollywood, California.
Shelley Jenkins, "Internships, Idealism, and the WGA Strike," FlowTV: Special Issue: The Writers' Strike. Volume 7.15 (May 22, 2008) <www.FlowTV.org>
RTVF 220 "Introduction to TV Studio Production"
RTVF 361 "American TV"
RTVF 365 "Children's Television"