Ollie L. Jefferson Timeless Visual Works
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Ollie L. Jefferson, Ph.D.
Dr. Ollie L. Jefferson is a professor, producer, playwright, publisher, and president/founder of Timeless Visual Works (TVW). Dr. Jefferson initiated TVW while serving in production for a nationally syndicated talk show, reality show, and television commercials. She is a native Southern Californian who started her corporate career at a multimedia conglomerate and major broadcast television network. Her multimedia expertise and successful entrepreneurial experience include producing and directing a broadcast quality music video/film, theatrical productions, and publications.
Dr. Jefferson is an author and publisher of the inspiring book series,
playwright and award-winning actress have performed and
and theaters. 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 Dr. Ollie L. Jefferson and Timeless Visual Works with the 1st Place Award of the Business Plan Competition. She is a recipient of the Donnie Fund presented by the Digitalundivided Team for catalyzing Black and Latinx women founders and entrepreneurs to build tech companies. The grant awards further support the media education and development of students in Timeless Theater Academy. Dr. Jefferson is on a mission to teach through multimedia. Her professorship started in the Department of Communication at college and university research-oriented institutions such as the University of Maryland - College Park and Howard University.
Dr. Jefferson has conducted scholarly research studies at Northwestern University and the University of Wollongong in Australia, and published in Johnson C. Smith University Undergraduate Research Journal. Her book contributions include Effective Speech Communication in Howard University Edition of Speech Craft published in Bedford/St. Martin's Macmillan Learning, and African American Magazines published in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Dr. Jefferson developed the exemplary representations conceptional framework, which is a defining piece of her research. The new book, African American Women in the Oprah Winfrey Network's Queen Sugar Drama: Exemplary Representations On Screen and Behind the Scenes, is based on her dissertation research. The Queen Sugar show creator-writer-director-producer, Ava DuVernay, requested to read the research study the day after successfully defending with oral distinction. Dr. Jefferson was honored to show how her analysis demonstrates counter-narratives and counter-stereotypes vis-a-vis those of traditional mainstream media programming. A preview of the internationally distributed monograph is available on Google Scholar.
Dr. Jefferson is interested in research and projects concerning historically minoritized groups. Her research focuses on media education representing women and people of color, particularly women of color. Dr. Jefferson is a social scientist seeking solutions to problems concerning the intersection of race and gender. The scholar graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Johnson C. Smith University (Honors College Program). She earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication: Producing Films & Videos from the American University and studied Education at Norte Dame of Maryland Graduate School. Dr. Jefferson earned her doctorate in Communication, Culture and Media Studies at Howard University. This scholar graduated in the top 1% of her class while earning College and University Faculty Preparations and Women’s Studies graduate-level certifications. She is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer in communication, leadership, entrepreneurship, and advocating for traditionally minoritized groups nationally and internationally.
Dr. Ollie L. Jefferson (middle) joined by her public speaking students at Howard University.
Dr. Ollie L. Jefferson, 1st Vice President/Coordinator of Maryland Communication Association 34th Conference, joined by Stevenson University Student Panel—Heather J. Sun, Paul A. Farrell, and Emma Cathy Smith: "We have watched and listened from the mountain!"(M'Baku to the Wakandan people): Analysis of Black Panther.
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