Eric Scholl - Columbia College Chicago

Eric Scholl

Interim Chair
Associate Professor


Eric Scholl received his MFA in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University in 1990. He is an independent documentary maker whose work has been seen on local and national television, and in festivals internationally. His documentary, The End of the Nightstick: Confronting Police Violence in Chicago, aired on PBS’s acclaimed independent showcase “P.O.V.” His documentary, It's In the Blood: Leo Abshire & the Cajun Tradition, looks at the musical heritage of western Louisiana. He the interim chair of the Cinema and Television Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago, and teaches production, directing, and documentary classes.

Instructional Areas

Documentary, Video production, Editing, Post production, Television analysis, Script analysis, Dramatic directing, Comedy directing

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Documentary, Social justice, Justice system, Music, Labor issues, Mockumentary, Comedy