Lyn Elliot, Ph.D.


Office: 104C Manheim Hall
Ph: 816-514-4412


Professor Lyn Elliot received her M.F.A. in Film and Video Production and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. Before coming to UMKC in 2011, Lyn taught film production courses at Penn State University and the University of Iowa. As an independent filmmaker, Lyn works primarily in the short form, creating films that bring to the surface the strange undercurrents of everyday life. Lyn’s work has screened widely at national and international venues over the past twenty years, including the National Gallery of Art, the IFC Center, and the South by Southwest Film Festival. Her most recently-completed film is a collaborative short called Lessons from Exes, funded by a Rocket Grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation and KU Spencer Museum of Art.