Rogelio Garcia

About Rogelio Garcia

Rogelio Garcia joined the permanent faculty in a half-time position in 2014, having taught as an adjunct instructor since 2008. He has 17 years' experience in professional video production that includes video newsgathering, documentary production, cinematography, and commercial work. 

The documentaries on which he has worked as director of photography have garnered high praise and been shown at numerous film festivals around the country. Garcia started working in television at KOLD in 1997 as the weekend editor. From 1998 to 2002 he worked at KVOA as a video journalist.

Garcia has won nine Associated Press Awards for videography and editing and earned a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy nomination. He also has worked as a producer and director for several arts programs.


  • B.A., Baylor University                    

Courses Taught at the UA

  • J 385 Introduction to Television Reporting and Production
  • J 490c Arizona Cat’s Eye: Advanced Television Reporting and Production

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Past Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Arizona, 2008 – 2014
  • Research Technician, UA Office of Economic Development, 1995
  • Research Assistant, Oaxaca City, Mexico, 1991-92

Past Professional Positions

  • Senior Videographer/Editor, KUAT-TV (PBS), Channel 6, Tucson, Ariz., 2003-2008
  • Freelance Videographer/Editor, 2002-present
  • Videographer, KVOA-TV (NBC), Channel 4, Tucson, Ariz., 1998-2002
  • Videographer, KOLD-TV (CBS), Channel 13, Tucson, Ariz., 1997-1998

Professional Organizations

  • Final Cut Pro Users Group, Tucson Chapter

Recent Awards & Honors

  • “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?”: Official selection, Mill Valley Film Festival (2011), Santa Barbara International Film Festival (2012), Cleveland International Film Festival (2012), Santa Cruz Film Festival (2012)

  • 2012-13 Hugh and Jan Harelson Excellence in Teaching Award

  • 2009-10 Hugh and Jan Harelson Excellence in Teaching Award

  • 2002 NATAS Emmy Nomination (Rocky Mountain Chapter) for 5 Part Series on Mexican Migrants (“Death in the Desert”)

  • 1999-2001 Associated Press Awards for Spot News, News Videography and Editing

  • 1993  Graduate (MA) Centennial Achievement Award Recipient

  • 1992  National Science Foundation Fellowship



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Contact Information

Rogelio Garcia
Assistant Professor of Practice
Telephone: 520-621-9134
Fax: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 339