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Joshua Pardon, MS

Joshua Pardon, MS

Joshua Pardon, MS
Joshua Pardon, MS

Television & Digital Media Production
School of Digital Media
Phone: (231) 591-2714
Email: [email protected]


  • MS, Eastern Michigan University, Technology Studies, Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies: Film / Television Production
  • BS, Eastern Michigan University, Communications Technology, Coursework emphasis in media production, technology management, and computer science


Joshua holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University. He comes to Ferris from Washtenaw Community College, where he was the Director of Media Services and an Adjunct Video Production Faculty, and from Detroit Public Television, where he worked on many MAB-nominated and Emmy-nominated television programs. Joshua has produced and directed historical documentaries such as "The Factory" and the Emmy-nominated "The Poor Farm", both of which have been broadcast hundreds of times on public television stations nationwide. He is also the Principal Investigator for the State Hospital Project, a digital transmedia educational project that uses oral histories and archival photographs to explore and preserve the history of Michigan’s State Hospitals for the mentally Ill and the developmentally disabled.

As an independent producer, shooter, and editor based in Michigan, Joshua has worked on numerous documentary, corporate, and industrial video projects and has freelanced at various production facilities throughout the state for clients such as MasterCard, General Motors, Dun & Bradstreet, Osram, and BASF. His work in video production has been recognized with multiple Telly Awards, has been shown at several film festivals, and distributed internationally. Joshua’s written work on the subject of film has been featured in the Journal of Popular Film and Television, and his instructional text “Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews” is available for distribution from the respected photography/videography training resource Fstoppers.

Joshua really enjoys bringing all of this experience and expertise into the classroom for his students: showing them new ideas and helping them to think about how they can use that knowledge to pursue their own goals.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions


  • Lecture
    Pardon, J. (Presenter), Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, MI, (2017).
  • Lecture
    Pardon, J. (Presenter), Michigan Association of Archivists, Michigan Association of Archivists, Holland, MI, (2015).
  • Presentation
    Pardon, J., Cleverscope, Mount Pleasant, MI, (2012).
  • Lecture
    Pardon, J. (Presenter), Postapalooza, Cleverscope, Mount Pleasant, MI, (2012).