Jonathan Slade is an Emmy winning writer / producer / director of documentaries and children's programming for public television who also serves as Chair of the Department of Communication & Cinema at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
Slade has a 30-year relationship with Maryland Public TV, and his documentary projects include
"Gone But Not Forgotten" (1994), "Gone But Not Forgotten 2" (1994), "Clickety-Clack Christmas"
(1997), "Eatin, Crabs: Chesapeake Style" (2008), "Historic Barns of Maryland" (2012), "Electric Road
Trip" (2014), and "Barns of the Susquehanna Valley" (2107). He has also authored several companion paperbacks
for his public TV specials, including "Barns of My Childhood: A Memoir" (2012), and "The Electric Road Trip
Begins: All Charged Up and Ready to Go!" (2014).
professor at McDaniel College, he specializes in micro-budget independent filmmaking, media literacy, and American environmental
cinema. Slade gre up on a small farm in Carroll County, earned his BA in Communication at McDaniel, and his MFA in Cinema-Television
from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, and was even a Television Academy
intern at Paramount Studios on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, back in 1992.
When not teaching
or producing documentaries, Slade enjoys road-tripping with his wife Novia Campbell in one of their two all-electric vehicles,
a 2012 Nissan LEAF and a 2016 Kia Soul EV+.