Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Theodore Bogosian

Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice of Humanities


Ted Bogosian is a practicing filmmaker and television producer with scores of primetime network documentary and episodic drama credits. Bogosian and his programs have won top prizes everywhere from the National Press Club to the Chicago Film Festival to the Writer’s Guild of America, East, as well as multiple Emmy nominations and awards. His achievements include the first documentary produced in high-definition. Since 1978, Bogosian has personally secured access to and conducted interviews with dozens of newsmakers, including several US Presidents, Vice Presidents and other national candidates, as well as Nobel Prize recipients, Olympic medalists, artist Roy Lichtenstein, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, and many others. His worldwide charitable work includes multiple African and Eurasian trips for foundations promoting clean water, education and human rights. He has received honors from organizations including the American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Huntington's Disease Society of America. A longtime member of the Director’s Guild of America, Bogosian has been elected multiple times by his peers to serve the DGA's National Board and Eastern Director's Council. He is also a 35-year member of the Writer’s Guild of America, East. Beginning in 2007, Bogosian taught the Visiting Filmmaker’s Master Course for 9 semesters at Duke University. In 2012, Bogosian was appointed as Visiting Scholar in International Studies at Brown University’s Watson Institute and has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice at the Cogut Institute since 2015. He now teaches an innovative 3D/UHD/VR production seminar using smartphones for which he received Brown's Teaching with Technology Award in 2016. He received a BA from Duke University in Political Science in 1973 and an MPP from Harvard University's JFK School of Government in 1981.