Jesse Epstein, MA

Deputy Chair for Computer Science, Adjunct Faculty, Computer Science, Digital Multimedia Design, Chair Digital Multimedia Design Undergraduate Program, Chair, Web and Multimedia Design MA program

  • Campus:
    Graduate School of Technology, Lander College of Arts & Sciences, NYSCAS - New York School of Career and Applied Sciences
  • Phone:
    212-463-0400 ext 5460
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For over 30 years, Jesse Epstein has been an award winning documentary film and video producer. Presently he serves as Chair of the Web and Multimedia Master of Arts program in the Touro Graduate School of Technology. He also supervises and teaches courses in the Digital Multimedia Design undergraduate program. Currently, he is working the Dean of the Graduate School of Education and other faculty members on the TEAC accreditation process as a writer and representative of the Instructional Technology program option. 

Mr Epstein has also been on the adjunct faculties of the New School and New York University. He is currently affiliated with J&G Media LLC and Advocate Films Inc. Mr. Epstein has worked in all aspects of media production, including writing, photography, music, cinematography, computer-based design, and non-linear editing. 

In Cleveland Ohio, he owned a media and graphic design company that produced projects for a variety of clients in industry, government, health and human services and the arts. Mr. Epstein was a long-time adjunct professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, teaching courses in film, video and multi-media production. For 12 years, he chaired the selection committee for independent short films for the Cleveland International Film Festival and led workshops for the Cleveland Film Society. 

A graduate of Antioch College and The New School, Mr. Epstein pursued graduate studies in Sociology at Harvard University on a Danforth Foundation Fellowship with special studies at MIT with Richard Leacock in documentary filmmaking.


BA Sociology, 1970, Antioch College

MA Media Studies, 2005, The New School

Area(s) of Expertise

Graphic Design, Video Production, Photography, Image Processing

Professional Service

1977 - 1996 Owner and Senior Producer, Epstein, Gutzwiller, Schultz and Partners, Cleveland, OH

1996 - 2003 Senior Producer, Cinecraft Productions, Cleveland, OH

1977 - 2003 Adjunct Professor, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

1977 - present Executive Producer, Advocate Films, Inc, Cleveland, OH and New York City

2005 – present Partner, J&G Media LLC, New York City

Regular Courses Taught

WMM 600 Media and Culture

WMM 609 Foundation and History of Design

WMM 660 Digital Photography for Designers

MCD/GCD 221 Digital Photography

MCD/GCD 360 Video Production Studio

MCD/GCD 150 Foundation of Design I

MCD/GCD 155 Foundation of Design II

MCD/GCD 235 Computer Graphic Design I

MCD/GCD 236 Computer Graphic Design II

MCD/GCD 267 Computer Graphic Design III

GBU 099 Special Seminar in Graphic Design

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Running, Bicycling, Woodworking, Classic Movies