Joe Habraken

Joe Habraken, M.A.

Associate Professor of Film and Video


Decary Hall 315
On campus

Joe Habraken is a writer, filmmaker and educator with more than 20 years experience as a teacher and practitioner of the cinema arts. Joe is currently an associate professor of film and video  at the University of New England. In Biddeford, ME. He teaches documentary and narrative film production and screenwriting. As a filmmaker, Professor Habraken likes to explore stories that emphasize the often-overlooked successes in daily life, whether it is the sublime art of a master sushi chef or the raw honesty of a group of incarcerated youth who face punishment and change by creating plays about their life experiences.

Professor Habraken’s scholarly pursuits take the form of narrative, experimental and documentary films; Joe is also an active screenwriter and has recently submitted theatrical film screenplays to the University and Film Association annual conference. He also writes about different pedagogical approaches for screenwriting and video production education.



MA Film and Video
The American University


Current research

Digital media creation and screenwriting.

Selected publications

Recent Films

Short Play at Long Creek (2014): writer, director, producer, videographer, editor

Yosaku Prep (2013): director, producer, videographer, editor

Recent Screenplays

2014: The Forest (theatrical screenplay). UFVA Conference, Orange, CA

2013: Thanks for Tuning In (theatrical screenplay). UFVA Conference, Orange, CA

Recent Books:

Habraken, J. (2013). Microsoft Office 2013 in Depth. Indianapolis, IN: Que/Pearson Education.

Habraken, J. (2010). Microsoft Office 2010 in Depth. Indianapolis, IN: Que/Pearson Education.

Habraken, J. (2008). Sams Teach Yourself Windows Server 2008 in 24 Hours. Indianapolis, IN: Sams/Pearson Education.

Other scholarly activity

Professor Habraken has authored 25+ books on various end-user software applications including Microsoft Office.

Research interests

Professor Habraken's research and scholarship relates to visual storytelling and how the moving image has evolved into a powerful communication platform that is intertwined with how people relate to each other in our technology-driven society.

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