Dorothy Thigpen

AARP Volunteer
Visiting Staff

Dorothy spent the past twenty plus years in New York working on independent films and video. Dorothy is a proud native of Columbus Ohio, where she received an Associate Degree in Communication and Business Management from Columbus State. She nurtured her media career right here in Columbus, working at ACTV 21 cable access and with the National Black Programming Consortium.   In New York, Dorothy was formerly the Director of Production Assistance at Women Make Movies. She then became the Executive Director of Third World Newsreel (TWN), an alternative media arts organization, focusing on social justice media education, production and distribution.  In addition to her arts administration, she has worked in various capacities of film and television production, as a Producer, Technical Director, and a cameraperson in the Middle East and throughout the U.S. on independent documentaries. Dorothy feels the ancestors have blessed her with the opportunity to work with Dr. Myers, Dr. Anderson and Mr. Vaughn Hunt at the African American and African Studies Community Extension Center (AAAS CEC).