Teddy Champion

Teddy Champion

Associate Professor of Media and Film Studies


121 Berte Humanities Building

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
Campus Box 549028
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-7841
Office Fax: N/A
E-mail: [email protected]

Brief Career Background:

Teddy Champion is a native of Florence, Alabama, and has served as an assistant professor at Samford University and the University of Southern Mississippi, teaching courses in film production and media studies. Teddy has over 15 years of experience as a film producer, documentary producer, production manager and location sound recordist for clients such as A&E, BBC, CMT, Discovery Channel, E! News, History Channel, National Geographic Channel, NBC and VH. In 2003 he earned an MFA in film directing and screenwriting from Columbia University, and in 2016 he received a PhD at the University of Alabama where his dissertation focused on working-class southerners in modern reality television. His current area of research involves media and entertainment history, with a particular interest in the South and southern content in film and television.

Educational Background:

PhD, University of Alabama, 2016
MFA, Columbia University, 2003
BA, Vanderbilt University, 1996

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Film and media history and theory
  • Film and television production
  • Documentary
  • Location sound recording

Research Interests:

Southern film and media history

Courses Taught:

MFS 210 Film Analysis
MFS 222 Screenwriting
MFS/HON 250 History of Documentary Film
MFS 260 African American Cinema
MFS 310 Film and Media Theory
MFS 322 Advanced Screenwriting
MFS 340 Sound Recording and Design
MFS 360 Genre and Auteur Study
MFS 397 Media and Film Internship
MFS 470 Seminar and Senior Conference