After completing bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and mathematics, Film & Media Arts professor Mark Kerins realized watching, making, and writing about movies was more fun than working in a lab. So he went back to film school, and now teaches all areas of filmmaking at SMU. Aside from teaching, he makes his own films, does post-production work, and writes about surround sound, home theater, and Michael Bay (not all at the same time). He also serves as faculty advisor for SMU’s Student Filmmakers Association and the Summer Film Production program.
Outside of Film & Media Arts, Mark also works with SMU’s Residential Commons program, serving as the Faculty-in-Residence for Morrison-McGinnis Hall (MoMac).
In 2014, Mark was named a Meadows Foundation Distinguished Teaching Professor.