David O. Thomas  Professor of Film

David O. Thomas

David O. Thomas

David Thomas, Professor of Film teaches courses in screenwriting, producing, and introductory courses in film history and analysis.  He also teaches regularly at the Superior Screenwriting Colony and has taught in the Peoples Republic of China and in Croatia.  His research interest is in writing and developing historical screenplays.

Thomas served as Director of OU Film for over a decade.  He has served as Editorial Vice President of the University Film and Video Association and also as Conference Vice President.  Thomas currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the University Film and Video Foundation.  On campus, Thomas serves as Vice-Chair of the OU Faculty Senate, Chair of the University Curriculum Council and as the first of two faculty Representatives to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
  • M.A., Southern Illinois University
  • B.F.A., Jacksonville University


  • Producing
  • Screenwriting
  • Film History