Dr. Lisa Mills is an associate professor of film at the University of Central Florida. She holds her BA in English from Jacksonville University, her MA in Mass Communication from UCF and her Ph.D. in Political Communication from the University of Florida. Dr. Mills’ films have won numerous national and international awards and have screened in festivals all over the world. She teaches documentary production at UCF and lives in Winter Springs, Florida. Before entering academia, Dr. Mills was a broadcast journalist and freelance producer for local public television for more than 25 years.
“I consider myself a social scientist/artist because combining those two seemingly incongruous roles in documentary filmmaking feels natural to me. I conduct my research inside personal relationships and effort to employ compassion in my attempts to understand and value human subjects. My goal is to make artistic choices that will help others understand the souls and settings in my films. I want my work to dramatize conscious and unconscious truths of the human experience.”