Currently, Ava is an Instructional Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi where she teaches documentary film at the Center For the Study of Southern Culture. Additionally, Ava has served on thesis committees for both the MA in Southern Studies and the MFA in Documentary Expression. Courses taught include:

SST 538: Advanced Documentary Film
SST 598: Documenting Southern Foodways
2018 SFA Documentary Video Workshop
2018 SFA Documentary Internship Program
2017 SFA Documentary Video Workshop
2017 Southern Studies Documentary Workshop
2017 SFA Documentary Internship Program
2016 Southern Studies Documentary Workshop

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