Erin Smith

Erin Smith
"Also, you'll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them."
—Max Fischer, Rushmore


  • Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone
  • Teaching Professor in Digital Media and Cinema, Humanities
  • Faculty Advisor, Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Dr. Erin Smith is the Director of Humanities Digital Media and teaches film and digital media. She also organizes the annual 41 North Film Festival, which brings independent films and filmmakers to the region each fall. She edited and co-produced (with director Suzanne Jurva) the documentary Yoopera!, about the production of an original opera based on local mining history, and also edited George Desort's short film Counting Wolves which captures the experiences of the researchers and pilot who live and work together during the winter study on Isle Royale.

Links of Interest

41 North Film Festival


  • Digital Media Production
  • Documentary Production and Theory
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Academic Technology Administration
  • British Literature