jarvis-profleJeffery Jarvis - Dean, College of the Arts Jeffery is Dean of the College of the Arts at Dixie State University. Previously, he served as Chair of the Music Department at the University of Central Arkansas and Associate Professor of Music for nine years. Under his leadership, the UCA Music Department commissioned and premiered an original opera by Lori Laitman based on The Scarlet Letter, developed a strong relationship with music programs in China and Taiwan, and sent student ensembles to Italy, France, Austria, and China. During his tenure in Arkansas, he also served as President of the Arkansas Association of Schools of Music. Prior to his work in Arkansas, he with the School of Music faculty at East Carolina University where he taught tuba and euphonium while chairing the Department of Instrumental Studies and serving as Managing Director of the North Carolina Suzuki Institute. He has performed extensively with the North Carolina Symphony as well as performing concertos and recitals throughout the southeast and mid-west. Jeffery holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from Baylor University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University. Phil Tuckett - Executive Director of DOCUTAH Phil Tuckett is an assistant professor at Dixie State University and the head of DSU Films. He is also the director of the digital film track in the communication department. Prior to coming back to his alma mater to teach, Phil was vice president of special projects at NFL Films for 21 years. He was also a producer, director, and writer for NFL Films (1969 to 1986) and a journalist and professional athlete (1967 to 1969). Phil is the recipient of 30 Emmy Awards for shows like “Football America,” “The 100 Yard Universe,” “Autumn Ritual,” and “Lost Treasures of NFL Films.” He has also produced non-sports related programming like “Blood from a Stone” for the History Channel, “Faces of Evil” for TNT, and music videos for a wide variety of artists including B.B. King, Santana, Def Leppard, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Phil and his wife Judy also have their own production company, Bristlecone Films.
Executive Team
Jeff Jarvis Dean, College of the Arts
Phil Tuckett Festival Director
Karman Wilson Festival Manager
Elise West Festival Operations
Della Lowe PR & Marketing
Bruce Bennett Filmmaker Relations
Brian Christiansen Programming
2017 DOCUTAH Team
Shanan Arslanian Submissions Coordinator
Debi Barmonde Lodging Coordinator
Shadman Bashir Global Outreach
Bill Brown Technical Specialist
John Burns Library Liaison
Gerri Chasko Mesquite Liaison
Christie Christiansen Submissions Director
Ken Cook Festival Outreach
David Cordero Social Media Specialist
Susan Erickson Screening Coordinator
Michael Garcia Ticketing Director
Dave Giordano Cherry Creek Rep
Nancy Head WCSD Liaison
Devanie Johnso Graphic Design
Cindy King Academic Liaison
Dick Kohler Film Archivist
Christina Merrill Budget Director
Janie Metcalf Volunteer Coordinator
Beth Meyers Wash County Library Liasion
Jeanine Nay Budget Analysis
Dian Robinson Canyon Media Rep
Jodi Simkins Ticketing Coordinator
Susan Taysom Production Assistant
Judy Tuckett Executive Assistant
Deward Wilson Technical Director