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 Southern 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.
Dr. Jefferson is an author and publisher of the
She is a celebrated playwright and actress who has
performed as well as produced original stage plays
at over 60 stages 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. The grant is used for business growth to further the education and development of children, youth, and adults in Timeless Theater Academy. Dr. Jefferson is on a mission to teach through multimedia. She is equipped with over 18 years of 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 at College Park and Howard University
Dr. Jefferson is a dynamic and inspiring public speaker that has been invited to several conferences including the National Communication Association; Black Graduate Student Union Faculty Panel at the University of Maryland, College Park; Faculty Adjunct Summit on Communication in the Classroom; Bowie State University on Opportunity: Communication, Culture, and Media; "A Black Feminist Gathering" at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; Community College of Baltimore County on Politics and Entertainment; SAGE Publishing Professors Panel on Technology and Teaching Tools; and Master of Ceremony for panel discussions at the Diversifying the Nation's Professoriate Conferences sponsored by the Howard University Graduate School.
Dr. Jefferson is a social scientist that has conducted scholarly research studies
at Northwestern University and the University of Wollongong in Australia. She 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. Her latest scholarly contribution, African American Magazines, is published in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Dr. Jefferson also served as Vice President and writer for popular press such as Vision and Vision Kid's publications, as well as a contributor for Grace Magazine for women and by women. The scholar is interested in projects concerning historically minoritized groups, particularly women of color.
Dr. Jefferson's monograph was recently accepted by a scholarly publisher. The book is based on her dissertation research, "The Oprah Winfrey Network's Queen Sugar Series: African American Women Exemplary Representations On-Screen and Behind the Scenes." 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 in 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.