Evan Villari


JWU Faculty Since 2015

Contact Info


About Evan

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.


  • M.F.A., Visual Arts: Film/Video Production, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

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.

Scholarly Interests

Media Production
Electronic Cinema
Documentary Filmmaking
Experimental Filmmaking


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

Professional Affiliations

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