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Michael Gavino

Contributing Faculty

Center for General Education

Center for General Education

Michael Gavino is a professor who is passionate about online education. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Humanities and a Master of Arts in Communication. Since graduating, he has run several businesses of his own, including a physical fitness firm, an ad agency, and several production companies. Furthermore, he has been active in many creative endeavors. He have acted in several independent films, written a couple of award-winning scripts and several movie reviews for LA’s The Place magazine, and even produced some projects. He has also taught various classes at Barry University, Broward College (formally Broward Community College), and Palm Beach Community College. He can honestly state that his education has helped him succeed at all these endeavors. His interests include exercise, movies and television, writing and, of course, teaching. He truly enjoyed his time as a traditional classroom professor. Unfortunately, the unpredictable schedule of his business interests forced him to stop teaching. Thankfully, he found the online teaching world and has been teaching online ever since.

Courses Taught

HMNT 3001 - Modern Popular Culture

HMNT 1050 - Humanities Through the Arts

HMNT 1001 - Living and Learning in a Technological World

COMM 2002 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

COMM 1004 - Interpersonal Communication

COMM 1003 - Introduction to Mass Communication

COMM 1002 - Group Presentation and Discussion

COMM 1001 - Contemporary Communications

COMM 1000 - Communication Skills for Career Development

IDST 1050c - Identity in a Global Society

WLDN 1000 - Dynamics of Walden Success: Learning Lab

Education

MA, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL United States

BA, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL United States

Public Service

Coffee Chatter, Board Member - Los Angeles, CA United States

Sock It To Me Campaign, Board Member - Los Angeles, CA United States

Acting Out: Anti Bullying Workshop., Chair - Los Angeles, CA United States

Hispanic Scholarship Fund, - Los Angeles, CA United States

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Media & Entertainment Summit, Volunteer - Los Angeles, CA United States

Awards / Honors

Award of Merit, American Screen Awards, 2019

Award of Merit, Pacific Screen Awards, 2019

Award of Recognition, Best Shorts Award, 2019

Best Short Film, Honolulu Film Awards, 2019

Bonehead Award, Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, 2006

Bonehead Award, Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, 2017

Bronze Award Best Film Noir Short, Independent Shorts Award, 2019

Bronze Award Best Sci-Fi Short, Independent Shorts Awards , 2019

Certificate of Achievement, IndieX Film Fest, 2019

Certificate of Recognition, After Hours Film Festival, 2019

Finalist, 73rd Annual Writer's Digest Contest, 2005

Finalist, Jelly Film Festival, 2019

Finalist, Spec Scriptacular Competition, 2004

Florence Film Award Best Drama, Florence Film Awards, 2020

Gold Award Television Pilot, International Independent Film Awards, 2019

Gold Bone Award, Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, 2006

Gold , International Independent Film Awards, 2018

Honorable Mention Best Original Story, Independent Shorts Awards , 2019

Platinum Award International Short Film, International Screen Awards, 2019

Semi-Finalist, Anaheim Film Festival, 2019

Semi-Finalist, Dumbo Film Festival, 2020

Semi-finalist, Hollywood Screening Film Festival, 2016

Semi-Finalist, Page International Screenwriting Competition, 2005

Semi-Finalist, People's Pilot, 2005

Silver Award Production in Short Film, Cinematography Screen Awards, 2020

Special Mention Best Short Film, One-Reeler Short Film Competition, 2020

TV Script Award, Script and Storyboard Showcase, 2018

Winner Best Scene, LA Feedback Film Festival, 2019

Winner Short Script Competition, LA Feedback Film Festival, 2016

Publications

Gavino, M. A. (2007). “Resurrection Mary” The Thinking Man’s Horror Film LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2019). Confidence and the Camera! Coffee Chatter Informative Blog

Gavino, M. A. (2007). El Cantante Hits The Right Note LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2019). Finding Success in the Entertainment Field Coffee Chatter Informative Blog

Gavino, M. A. (2007). Gone Baby Gone: Affleck Hits A Home Run LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (1999). Grading the Scholars: Measuring the Impact of Field Dependence on Rhetorical Analysis of Abortion Arguments

Gavino, M. A. (2019). Headshots and You Coffee Chatter Informative Blog

Gavino, M. A. (2007). King of Kong, An Early Oscar Favorite LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2010). Love, Lust, Art: A Wonderful Mix LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2010). Michael Gavino's "In The Heights" Musical Review LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2020). Reopening Coffee Chatter Informative Blog

Gavino, M. A. (2007). Reservation Road: A Great Art Film LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2010). Review of The People vs. George Lucas LAsthePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2008). Son of Rambow: A Journey to Sweet Childhood Memories LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2019). The Creative Life Coffee Chatter Informative Blog

Gavino, M. A. (2020). The Curtain is Rising! Coffee Chatter Informative Blog

Gavino, M. A. (2008). The Promotion: Touching the Heart of the Working Man LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2020). The Slow Roll Out Coffee Chatter Informative Blog

Gavino, M. A. (2007). The Walker: Character Study Done Right LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2008). Then She Found Me: Human Frailty Served with a Little Humor LAsThePlace.com

Gavino, M. A. (2020). This Too Shall Pass Coffee Chatter Informative Blog

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