Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where he teaches documentary and leads international documentary programs. The author of Documentary Case Studies: Behind The Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told (Bloomsbury, 2015), he is an award-winning writer and producer whose programs have aired on numerous outlets including BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, and CNN. He wrote and produced The Sinking of the Andrea Doria for PBS’s Secrets of the Dead series (2006), and directed, produced, and wrote Can Animals Predict Disaster? for the PBS series Nature (2005). His 2015 film A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser has aired on PBS affiliates nationwide.