Associate Professor, Production Area Head, & UT3D Director
Don Howard was born in Waco, Texas, and graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Baylor University in 1979. He first came to Austin to study philosophy at the University of Texas, but upon realizing that there are no Academy Awards given in the “Best Philosophy” category, he began directing and editing television and film; he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Production from UT in 1988.
Mr. Howard has edited a wide variety of material for other directors, specializing in particular in documentary work, and he began teaching editing at the university in 1998. He has also directed and edited two of his own documentaries for PBS, Letter from Waco (1997) and Nuclear Family (2003), and is currently producing, directing, and editing Say Hello to Mr. Go: An Elegy for South Louisiana, which has been funded by PBS’s Independent Television Service and by the Guggenheim Foundation. Mr. Howard is also Production Area Head and the Director of the department's new 3D Production Program, UT3D.