About COM

Mary Jane Doherty

doherty_maryjaneAssociate Professor, Film

Professor Doherty, a two-time finalist for the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, teaches a variety of film production courses including a new course on the narrative documentary. She’s also an award-winning freelance editor, director and cinematographer. Past productions include a short film for former VP Al Gore, a feature-length documentary on organized religion and a short experimental documentary on rapid land use change in China. Currently, she is in her third year of shooting and directing two feature documentaries about children growing up in Cuba’s world-class national ballet program.


BA, Bowdoin College
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Email: maryjane@bu.edu
Office: 704 Commonwealth Ave, 406A

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