The Director

Joe Atkinson is an independent filmmaker and the Digital Multimedia Specialist in Residence at the University of Evansville.

He began his career as a reporter for the Evansville Courier & Press in 2001, after graduating from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. He joined the University of Evansville in 2007 as the Director of News Services. In 2015, he became part of the faculty in the Department of Communication, where he teaches courses in journalism, video production, and web design.

His film credits as a writer and director include both narrative and documentary films, including the KoldCast web series The Book of Dallas; two seasons of Top 9 on Evansville’s PBS affiliate, WNIN Tri-State Public Media; and the two-hour documentary series Evansville at War, which he directed and co-produced with UE Professor of History Dr. James MacLeod.

Atkinson lives in Newburgh, Indiana with his wife, Erin, and their children, Evan (8) and Ava (6).