Documentary featuring COEHD professor honored by Broadcast Education Association

A short documentary featuring Elizabeth Allan, a professor of higher education with the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, has been given an Award of Excellence in the Broadcast Education Association’s 2016 Festival of Media Arts.

The 17-minute video, “We Don’t Haze,” includes interviews with Allan, as well as current and former UMaine students. It was produced by the Clery Center for Security On Campus, and is available as a no-cost training resource for colleges, universities and high schools. Allan, a nationally recognized expert on hazing and hazing prevention, was an associate producer on the project. She also served as lead author of several companion items, including an activity guide, discussion guide, handouts and prevention briefs.

Allan was principal investigator of the 2008 National Study of Student Hazing. She currently leads research efforts of the Hazing Prevention Consortium — eight universities that have partnered to implement comprehensive hazing prevention on campus.

The UMaine students featured in “We Don’t Haze” include student-athletes Steve Swavely (men’s hockey), Becca Paradee (field hockey) and Liz Wood (women’s basketball), as well as sorority member Meredith Stewart and UMaine alumna Diana Haney.

The Broadcast Education Association is an international academic media organization that promotes excellence in media production for educators, students and media professionals.