Evan Villari

Associate Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

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Associate Professor Evan Villari
In my classroom, I provide an environment where my students’ unique identities are of utmost importance. Our meetings and the subsequent work they produce — ranging from short films to presentations to essays — are a celebration of self.”


As a self-described experimental autobiographic documentary filmmaker, Evan Villari creates small pictures from his own experiences, which contribute to larger societal conversations. His films, shot both digitally and on celluloid, have been shown in group and solo screenings from Boston to Anchorage.

The past 15 years have found him in the classroom teaching a variety of media production, filmmaking and communication courses.

Previously, Villari served on the faculty of Rhode Island School of Design in both the Film/Animation/Video degree program as well as in the Continuing Education Division, where he was the program advisor to the Digital Video Production and Animation + Video Programs. In 2009, while at RISD, he was recognized with a Teacher of Excellence award.

Areas of Expertise

  • Film-/Video-Making
  • Media Production
  • Electronic Cinema
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Experimental Filmmaking

Sample Courses

  • MCST 1150: Introduction to Media Production
  • MCST 1210: Foundations of Digital Photography
  • MCST 2500: Digital Journalism
  • MCST 2600: Narrative Filmmaking
  • MCST 2650: Sound Production

Research Projects

  • Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Research Grant Recipient for historical documentary about the Scituate Reservoir, 2018

Professional Memberships

  • International Documentary Association
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • American Communications Association
  • Society of Professional Journalists (former member)