Jill Johnston is an Associate Professor responsible for introducing the Animation and Illustration curriculum. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Cinematography from the University of South Florida in Tampa and has previously taught at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Ohio State, Columbus College of Art and Design, and Maryland Institute College of Art. Her eleven independent films, including seven animations, have screened at international festivals in Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Turkey, and New Zealand, as well as numerous national festivals and exhibitions. She is the recipient of several festival awards, as well as the Maryland Area Media Arts Fellowship and various SUNY grants. Her animations are available through Microcinema International, the Journal of Short Film, PAWKY, and Cinequest’s Jaman site.