Adam Nixon

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D., University of Maryland

M.A., New York University

M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

UM, Shady Grove Campus
Professional Interests: 

Adam is a television producer and filmmaker with extensive expertise in Public Diplomacy. He has produced 750 television broadcasts for the Congressionally funded Middle East Broadcasting Network, sister-station to Voice of America, where he has helmed the network's longest-running show, Inside Washington. Prior to that he was the show producer of nationally-syndicated McLaughlin One on One on PBS, a senior producer on The McLaughlin Group, and worked with NBC News Washington, CNN, ABC News New York, Fox Television and on many documentary films.

His movie Aspirin for the Masses was awarded Best Feature United States at the San Francisco Global Movie Fest, the Audience Award at the Cannes Underground Film Festival, and was an Official Selection of the St. Tropez and Milan International Film Festivals - among others. He was a finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Competition, and an Official Selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival and the Mountain Film Festival for screenwriting.  His plays were presented at festivals in London, Romania, Switzerland and the U.S. He is a member of UMD's Communication Department as Professional Track Faculty in digital visual communication.

Professional Associations:

The Society of Professional Journalists

Phi Kappa Phi

Triple Nine Society

Representative Productions:

  • National Emmy Award Nomination, NBC Nightly News 2002;
  • Sundance Screenwriting Competition, Finalist;
  • San Francisco Global Movie Fest, Best Feature Film United States;
  • Cannes Underground Film Festival, Audience Award;
  • St. Tropez International Film Festival, Best Director Nominee;
  • Milan International Filmmaker Festival, Best Feature Film Nominee;
  • Beverly Hills Film Festival, Finalist Screenplay Competition;
  • Los Angeles Film and Script Festival;
  • Mountain Film Festival, Jury Prize;
  • Shenandoah International Playwriting Contest, Finalist.