UM School of Journalism Welcomes New Professor

May 04, 2017

Kevin TompkinsMISSOULA – Award-winning director and producer Kevin Tompkins recently became a faculty member at the University of Montana School of Journalism.

Tompkins just finished a 30-year career as an award-winning director and producer at KREM-TV in Spokane, Washington. Before that, he worked for four years at KRDO-TV in his hometown of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1982 with a communications degree in radio, television and film.

The School of Journalism hired Tompkins to teach Intermediate Videography/Editing and Intermediate Television Directing.

“Kevin is a skilled professional and an excellent teacher,” said journalism Dean Larry Abramson. “I’m confident he will maintain the high expectations of our broadcast sequence. We are lucky to snag someone with such strong newsroom and broadcasting experience.”

The UM School of Journalism launched in 1914, and has trained generations of journalists in print, broadcast, photography and new media. The school regularly ranks among the top 10 journalism schools in the United States.   

Contact: Larry Abramson, dean, UM School of Journalism, 406-243-4001,