Ollie L. Jefferson Timeless Visual Works
Founder | President | CEO
Dr. Ollie L. Jefferson is a Producer, Playwright, Professor, Publisher, and President and Founder | CEO of Timeless Visual Works, LLC. Dr. Jefferson started Timeless Visual Works with successful entrepreneurial experience and in-depth expertise in producing award-winning films, theatrical productions, and publications. She is a native Californian and film and television veteran who started her corporate television career as the Assistant to the
Vice President of Fox Affiliate News Stations and
the Attorney of News Corporation. She also has
served in production for MTV reality television
show, The Real World, and NBA Entertainment.
Author Ollie L. Jefferson published an inspiring book
and actress who has performed as well as produced
original stage plays at over 60 stages and theatres.
From the start, productions have been a critical
success while making headlines and performed
by popular demand. As the playwright wrote,
"It Ain't Over Yet!"
Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications presented
Ollie L. Jefferson and Timeless Visual Works with the 1st Place Award of the Business Plan Competition. The grant is used for business growth to further the education and development of children, youth and young adults in the media industry. Dr. Jefferson is on a mission to teach through multimedia. She is equipped with over 15 years educating students and started her professorship at college to university-level research institutions. This includes teaching in the department of communications at the University of Maryland in College Park and Howard University.
She is a dynamic and inspiring public speaker that has been invited to several conferences including the Faculty Adjunct Summit on Communication in the Classroom; Bowie State University on Opportunity: Communication, Culture, and Media; Community College of Baltimore County on Politics and
Entertainment; SAGE Publishing Professors Panel on Technology and
Teaching Tools; Moderator for Bowie State University Professor Panel on Exploring Media Literacy Topics in Journalism Education Today; and Master of Ceremony as well as Moderator for panel discussions at the Diversifying the Nation's Professoriate Conferences sponsored by the Howard University Graduate School. She also introduced and served as the Director of the Selection Committee and Moderator for the keynote speaker sessions at the Maryland Communication Association (MCA) conferences. As the 1st Vice President of the MCA 34th Annual Conference, Dr. Jefferson was responsible for the conference theme on media education and successfully coordinated the conference hosted by Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications. The sold-out event included local and national communications professionals, professors, scholars, and students.
Dr. Jefferson is a social scientist that has conducted scholarly research studies
at Northwestern University and the University of Wollongong in Australia. She has published in Johnson C. Smith University Undergraduate Research Journal
a scholarly article entitled, Clinical Treatment with African Americans: Considering the Extended Family as a Cultural Strength. She is also a writer and chaplain for First Baptist Church of Glenarden Grace Magazine for women and by women. Additionally, she served as a writer and vice president of Vision Magazine and Vision Kid's Magazine publications.
Dr. Jefferson is currently publishing a book, The Oprah Winfrey Network's Queen Sugar Series: Exemplary Representations On-Screen and Behind the Scenes," based on her doctoral dissertation. The Queen Sugar show creator-writer-director-producer, Ava DuVernay, requested to read the research study on Twitter the day after she successfully defended her dissertation. Dr. Jefferson was honored to show how her analysis demonstrates counter-narratives and counterstereotypes vis-a-vis those of traditional mainstream media programming. Read more about this in the Howard University Community Newsletter.
Dr. Jefferson earned her Ph.D. in Communication, Culture and Media Studies at Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications. She was placed at the top 1% of her graduating class. She also earned two graduate certifications in College and University Faculty Preparations and Women’s Studies at Howard University. Her Master of Arts degree in Communication: Producing Films & Videos was earned at the American University and she studied Education at Norte Dame of Maryland Graduate School. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Johnson C. Smith University Honors College.