Michael DiLauro, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Media Arts & Director, Academic Media Center

Office: PAT 105 (AMC)
Office hours:
Walk-in: M-F 8:00a-4:00p
or by appointment

A celebrated director and producer of documentaries, television programs, commercials, and corporate productions, Michael DiLauro has earned five Emmy Awards, a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival, and the Gabriel Award for outstanding television programming.

In support of his aims, DiLauro has received major funding from the Bill of Rights Commission, Catholic Communications Campaign, National Italian American Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Pennsylvania Council in the Humanities, Pennsylvania Public Television Network, Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Humanities Council, Ohio Educational Television Network, and UNICO. In April 2013, he received a production grant to produce a documentary on the Allegheny Conference from the R.K. Mellon Foundation.

His feature documentary film Prisoners Among Us: Italian American Identity and WWII was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the New York International Film Festival and Montreal Film Festival and has been screened in over seventy venues in the United States and Canada.

DiLauro’s recent feature length documentary, La Ma Strada-My Road was screened at the Palestrina Film Festival in Rome and several venues in the United States. The story serves as a metaphor linking the ancient traditions of Italian culture with contemporary Italian Americans.

Recently, the University of Pittsburgh for his service to the Italian American community honored DiLauro with the Italian American Heritage award. In 2011, UNICO (the largest Italian American service organization) awarded DiLauro their Mille Grazie award for cultural contributions to the Italian American community.

DiLauro earned an M.F.A. in Film Studies at Ohio University. Currently, he is the Director of the Academic Media Center and Associate Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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