Matt Rogers

Assistant Professor

PhD

Education, Faculty of

Marshall d'Avray Hall

Fredericton

mrogers2@unb.ca
1 506 447 3138



Key areas of interest

Critical studies in education, social studies, and media studies. Filmmaking, cinematography, and video editing. Participatory filmmaking.

Dr. Rogers is interested in research projects focused on youth-centered participatory filmmaking and documentary inquiry. His expertise includes participatory methods, critical qualitative research, and critical teacher education and social studies pedagogies. As a former Atlantic Canadian public school teacher and an award-winning filmmaker, he brings regional knowledge, and an established professional, creative, and educational network to this study.

His past research explores the limits and possibilities of adopting participatory video pedagogies in classroom contexts. In that project he coordinated a film program (What’s up Doc?) in multiple NB schools. He mentored educators in participatory filmmaking, facilitated youth film projects, organized the film festival, and analyzed the project and associate pedagogical approaches.

Dr. Rogers is also a part owner of a New Brunswick film production company, Frictive Pictures Inc. He has produced films that appeared at national and international film festivals, and received awards and nominations in cinematography, editing, writing, and direction for his work. His short film, “a list”, was a part of the CBC Program “Reel East Coast” (Season 3, Episode 3). Recently, Telefilm (Canada’s federal film funding agency), awarded Dr. Rogers, along with his creative team (Dr. Robert Gray & Jon Dewar), a Micro Budget film grant to produce their first feature film (Entropic).

Classroom/practicum teaching

2016-2018

UNB Faculty of Education:

  • ED 6108 Participatory Visual Research Methodologies
  • ED 5625 Introductory to Teaching Secondary School Social Studies
  • ED 5626 Introduction to Teaching Secondary History
  • ED 6904: Introduction to Critical Studies in Education
  • ED 5699: Cultural Studies Through Multimedia
  • ED 5070: Social Contexts of Education
  • ED 5050: Practicum (Supervision)

2015-2016

Acadia University, School of Education:

  • EDUC4613 Curriculum Issues: Social Studies Education
  • EDUC4243: Teaching Elementary Social Studies
  • EDUC41F3: Foundations and Contexts of Schooling
  • EDUC4113: Social Studies Secondary
  • EDUC40E3: Human Geography: Secondary Schools

2013-2015

UNB Faculty of Arts (Nominated for Arts Faculty Teaching Award for Part-time Instructor)

  • FILM/MAAC 4952: Professional Practice (Supervision)
  • FILM/MAAC 4001: Advanced Production
  • FILM/ENGL 3983: Film Theory
  • FILM/MAAC 3903: Post-Production & Editing
  • FILM/ENGL 2909: International Film History

University service

  • 2017 - Research Coordinator (2017). Faculty of Education, UNB (mentoring graduate students, coordinating graduate student conference, supporting an academic workshop series for graduate students).
  • 2016 – Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Education, UNB.
  • 2016 – Critical Film Series, Faculty of Education, UNB.
  • 2016 - Atlantic Centre for Creativity Committee, Faculty of Education, UNB.

Graduate student supervision (thesis/dissertation/project)

  • Lisa Jodoin, Rachael Bell (2016-2017, Non-thesis Research Project Supervisor).
  • Dave Perley (2017, PhD Co-Supervisor).
  • Jodi Ravn (2016-2017, MEd Thesis Supervisor).
  • Clèo Gallant (2016-2017, MEd Thesis Supervisor).
  • Chris George (2017, MA Thesis Committee Member).
  • Ryan Hainstock (2016, Project Supervisor). “Analysis of ‘bring your own devices”
  • Jasmin Stoffer (2016, Reader). “Culturally-safe spaces for aboriginal students”
  • Supervision of 11 undergraduate student internships and independent studies.
  • Supervision of two UNB Work-Study placements.

Teacher development

  • Professional Development Coordinator, NB Anglophone West School District, 2009 - 2013

Teaching licenses

  • New Brunswick Teacher’s License, Effective January 2008. English & Social Studies
  • Nova Scotia Teacher’s License, Effective January 2008. English & Social Studies

Professional practice

  • What’s Up Doc? Youth Participatory Documentary Filmmaking Program Coordinator – NB Anglophone West School District, 2009 – Present
  • Coordinator, Young Citizens of Canada NB Heritage Youth Workshops – 2014 – 2017
  • Coordinator, Pink Lobster LGBTQIA2S+ Film Festival – 2017 – 2018
  • Coordinator, Fredericton 48 Hour Film Festival – 2014 – 2017

Media production

Selected publications

Rogers, M. W. B. (In Press). Participatory filmmaking pedagogies in schools: Tensions between critical representation and perpetuating gendered and heterosexist discourses. Studies in Social Justice.

Rogers, M. W. B. (2017). Conceptualizing and implementing critical filmmaking pedagogies: Reflections for educators. In J. Cummings & M. Blatherwick (Eds.), Creative practices in curriculum and teaching in the 21st century.

Hyslop-Margison, E., Oladi, S. & Rogers, M. (2017). Education Research as Analytic Claims: The Case of Mathematics. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology.

Rogers, M. W. B. (2016). Problematizing participatory video with youth in Canada: the intersection of therapeutic, deficit and individualizing discourses. Area, Special Edition: Problematizing participatory video: Experiences from around the world. doi: 10.1111/area.12141

Rogers, M. W. B. (2012). Contextualizing theories and practices of bricolage research. The Qualitative Report.17(48), 1 - 17.

Rogers, M. W. B. & Bourgaize, A. (2012). Sticks and stones: Challenging oppressive language in classroom settings. Anti-stasis, 2(2), 1 - 3.

Editor-reviewed publications

Rogers, M. W. B. (2016). Reliving winter: Interview with director Jon Dewar on his short film, Hypothermia. Numéro Cinq. September Issue (2016)

Rogers, M. W. B. (2013). Review of ‘Handbook of Participatory Video’. Visual Studies, 28(3), 291-292.

Rogers, M. W. B. (2009). Candle in the dark: Youth discussion of violence through film. The Networker: The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research Newsletter, 19, p. 5. Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick.

Creative works

Full Filmography (IMDb)

Director

  • Untitled Luke Elwood Documentary (Co- Director, Production)
  • Re-establishing Clattice Harbour: “A Sentimental Journey” (Co- Director 2017)
  • Brigitte Clavette: An Artist’s Profile (2016)
  • a list (2015)
  • Ricochet (2015)
  • Reclaiming this Space (2014)
  • Muse (2013)
  • These Kids aren’t just Making Noise: A Behind the Scenes Look at What’s up Doc? (2012)
  • The Making of Candle in the Dark (2009)

Director of Photography

  • Re-establishing Clattice Harbour: A Sentimental Journey (2017)
  • My Husband’s Jump (2017)
  • The Beautifully Drowned (2016)
  • Brigitte Clavette: An Artist’s Profile (2016)
  • Choke Hold (2015)
  • Ricochet (2015)
  • Hypothermia (2014)
  • Mirage (2013)
  • Severance (2013)

Producer

  • Re-establishing Clattice Harbour: A Sentimental Journey (2017)
  • My Husband’s Jump (2017)
  • The Beautifully Drowned (2016)
  • Brigitte Clavette: An Artist’s Profile (2016)
  • Choke Hold (2015)
  • Bed
  • 3 Cafes (2016)
  • Aidos (2015)
  • a list (2015)
  • Ricochet (2015)
  • Hypothermia (2014)
  • Mirage (2013)
  • Muse (2013)
  • These Kids aren’t just Making Noise: A Behind the Scenes Look at What’s up Doc? (2012)
  • The Making of Candle in the Dark (2009)
  • Global Mess (2008)

Writer

  • a list (2015)
  • Reclaiming this Space (2014)

Editor

  • a list (2015)
  • Zac & Luc (2014)

Awards and accolades

  • Excellence in Cinematography in a NB short, My Husband’s Jump, Silverwave Film Festival, 2017
  • Best Director, A List, Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston, 2016
  • Best Cinematography, The Beautifully Drowned, Tampa Bay Underground Film festival, 2016
  • Excellence in Cinematography in a NB short, The Beautifully Drowned, Silverwave Film festival, 2016
  • Excellence in Cinematography in a NB short, Choke hold, Silverwave Film Festival, 2015
  • Award of Distinction, A List, Canada & International Short Film Festival, 2015
  • Best Cinematography, Hypothermia, Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2014
  • Award of Excellence, Hypothermia, Canada International Film Festival, 2014
  • Audience Choice award, Severance, Fredericton 48 Hour Film Competition, 201

Funding for research & creative projects

2017 – (Producer / Director of Photography) – “Entropic” (Feature Film). Telefilm Canada. ($127,500)

2017 – (Producer / Director of Photography) – “Entropic” (Feature Film). Development Funding. ($62,000)

2017 – (Principal Investigator) – “Participatory Filmmaking in Atlantic Canadian Schools” (Research Project) – University Research Fund: UNB. ($7,000).

2017 – (Producer / Co-Director). – “Luke Elmwood” (Research Project / Documentary) Acadia University ($30,000)

2017 – (Producer / Director of Photography) – “Frictive Projects.” Arts, Culture, and Heritage Grant. City of Fredericton. ($5,000)

2017 – (Director / Producer) – “My Own Greek Chorus” (Short Film). Shaw Fund - UNB. ($5,000)

2017 – (Produce / Director of Photography) – “My Husband’s Jump” (Short Film). Arts NB Creation Grant B - Province of New Brunswick. ($7,000)

2017 – (Produce / Director of Photography) – “My Husband’s Jump” (Short Film). Short Film Venture Grant – New Brunswick Filmmaker’s Co-op. ($4,000)

2017 – (Produce / Director of Photography) – “Wonderful Future” (Short Film). Arts NB Creation Grant B - Province of New Brunswick. ($7,500)

2017 – (Principal Investigator) – “Preventing and eliminating cyberviolence against young women and girls: Exploring participatory ethnocinema with youth.” – Women’s Issues Branch – Province of New Brunswick. ($5,000)

2016 – (Principal Investigator) – “Preventing and eliminating cyberviolence against young women and girls: Exploring participatory verbatim cinema with youth.” - Status of Women Canada Research Grant ($20,000).

2016 – (Co-applicant) – “Promising Practices for Supporting Achievement Gap Students” Nova Scotia Inter-University Research Network – Promising Practice for Redressing the Achievement Gap ($19,617.00).

2016 - University Research Fund. Internal Research Grant, Acadia University ($4987.00).

2016 – Arts by Invitation (Professional Development Travel Grant). Arts NB. ($1200)

2015 - Artistic Development Grant (Co-Applicant with Jon Dewar & Dr. Robert W. Gray). ArtsNB: “Beautifully Drowned” ($5,000.00).

2014 - Artistic Creation Grant (Co-Applicant with Jon Dewar & Dr. Robert W. Gray). Shaw Fund, Faculty of Arts, UNB: “My Husband’s Jump” ($4,250.00).

2014 - New Brunswick Short Film Venture Program: “a list” ($4000.00) (Co-Applicant with Jon Dewar & Dr. Robert W. Gray).

2013 - SSHRC Connections Grant (Co-Applicant), 2013 Atlantic Education Graduate Student Conference ($18,540.00).

In the press

Feature film production

Film review

Film recognition