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Peter Kimball Adjunct Instructor School of Communication

Contact
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Degrees
Brown University - B.A. German Studies, cum laude
American University - M.F.A. Film & Electronic Media

Bio
Peter Kimball is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and academic. He is a 2020 District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Fellow and is the 2022 winner of American University's Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment.

As a director, his short films have played at festivals like Slamdance, Vancouver, Calgary, DC Shorts, LA Shorts, and dozens more around the world. In 2022, his film "My Brother is Deaf" - about his own family - premiered at Slamdance and won such awards as Best Short Documentary at the DC Independent Film Festival. He wrote and directed the groundbreaking 2022 film "Millstone" - based on his own award-winning play - featuring an all-Deaf cast and entirely in American Sign Language. He is a veteran of the Los Angeles improv and sketch comedy scene and works regularly in comedy, dramatic fiction, and documentary. Born in Chicago, raised in Boston, and educated in Providence, he is now based in Washington, DC. He is the husband of an ER doctor, the father of four children, and the beleaguered roommate of an obstinate beagle.
For the Media
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Teaching

Spring 2022

  • COMM-105 Visual Literacy

Fall 2022

  • COMM-105 Visual Literacy