Sam Kauffmann is Professor of Film and Television at Boston University, where he teaches film and video production and motion picture editing.
He is also on the faculty of BU's Kilachand Honors College, where he created a seminar entitled "The Camera as an Agent for Social Change." He was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts--Film. In 2006, he was a Senior Fulbright Specialist in Rwanda, teaching video production at the National University of Rwanda. In 2004, he was a Fulbright Scholar, teaching at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Author of one of the most popular editing guidebooks in the world, Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, from Focal Press, he has directed scores of documentary and narrative films. He has many credits as a cinematographer as well. His work has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and aired on network television, PBS, and local stations throughout America.