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Tufts University
Dept. of Theatre, Dance,
and Performance Studies
Aidekman 209A
40 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5554
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Khary Jones
Professor of the Practice


MFA, Film Directing – Columbia University, School of the Arts
MA, English – Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
BA, English – Morehouse College


In his work and in his teaching, Massachusetts-based filmmaker Khary Jones engages the narrative demands at the intersection of fiction, memory, and everyday life.

Born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, he studied at Morehouse College (BA) and Columbia University (MA, MFA). His films have screened at numerous festivals including Sundance, SXSW, and the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. He has earned awards, grants, or fellowships from AFI Dallas, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the LEF Foundation, and the Sundance Institute.

In recent years, he has served on the editorial teams behind the documentary features: Where the Pavement Ends (forthcoming, 2019), Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (PBS American Masters, 2018), He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight, 2015), Sembene! (Kino Lorber, 2015), TEACH (CBS and Participant Media, 2013), and The World According to Dick Cheney (Showtime, 2013).

At Tufts, he teaches storytelling for the screen and advises students as they develop both scripted and documentary films from inception to edit.

Courses Taught

Advanced Filmmaking
DR 47 Screenwriting I
DR 77 Screenwriting II