Mary Healey Jamiel

  • Professor
  • Communication Studies, Film/Media
  • Phone: 401.874.9016
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  • Office Location: Davis Hall, Rm 209B
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Mary is a Professor of Film/Media & Communication Studies at the Harrington School of Communication & Media at the University of Rhode Island. As a URI Professor she combines her passion for teaching with her love of filmmaking.

Mary developed the documentary film courses at URI, including, Documentary Production, Documentary Pre-Production, Docs for the Web and Sports Docs (a topics class). She also teaches in the Honors Program and Introduction to Film/Media, as well as Advanced Documentary Production.


Independent filmmaking, public health, missing persons Search & Rescue K9s, the prevention of the sexual exploitation of children, coastal and environmental sustainability, animal welfare, the human/animal bond, animal cognition.


  • M.A., Emerson College, 1994
  • B.A., Rhode Island College, 1990

Selected Publications

Director, Producer, Cinematographer SEARCHDOG Trailer 3 x 2, 1 min :30 (2017) SEARCHDOG 88 min (2016), RELIANCE: The Inside Story of Search & Rescue Dogs (63 min) Garbage Patch 5:30 min (2015) Hidden in the Leaves 28 min (2009)

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor,Ten Films on Global Climate Change (10×4) 2008, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Holy Water-Gate (2005)