Jim Owens loves working with students, creating innovative opportunities that enhance his students' education and enjoys the adrenaline rush of live television production. He has worked and taught in the television, film, and video industry for over 30 years. Jim has worked on local, regional, and national productions including projects for ESPN, ABC, Turner, Canadian Broadcasting (CBC), NBC, and CBS. Broadcasts that he has worked on include Monday Night Football, NCAA basketball and 23 years of Indy 500 coverage. His love of travel has allowed him to work on international television productions that have included thirteen Olympics and taken him to over thirty countries…trips that usually include Asbury students. He is the author of Television Sports Production and the co-author of the Video Production Handbook and Television Production books. He has had over thirty articles published in television-related magazines in the United States and Europe and has taught television production in universities and colleges in seven countries. Owens is a Professor and the Dean of the School of Communication Arts at Asbury.
Outside of class he has been married for almost 30 years to his wife Lynn and has a daughter, Sarah. His hobbies include travel, photography (he used to work for Associated Press as a photojournalist), and collecting film props.