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, winner of a regional Emmy Award and multiple Telly Awards, was appointed by the Governor of Kentucky to serve on the Kentucky Film Commission. He has worked on local, regional, and national productions including projects for ESPN, ABC, Turner Sports, Sports Illustrated television, Canadian Broadcasting (CBC), NBC, and CBS. Broadcasts that he has worked on include Monday Night Football, NCAA basketball and 25 years of Indianapolis 500 coverage. His love of travel has allowed him to work on international television productions that have included fourteen Olympics and taken him to over thirty countries…trips that usually include Asbury students.
He is the author of Television Sports Production, Video Production Handbook and Television Production. 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 nine countries.
Most recently Owens was the curator of the "Broadcasting the Olympics" exhibition for The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland that opened to the public in February of 2015.
Owens is a Professor of Media Communication and the Dean of the School of Communication Arts at Asbury.