Director, Interactive Media Program
Frances L. Wolfson Building Room 2013
Kim Grinfeder is Director of the Interactive Media Program and an Associate Professor at the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media at the University of Miami School of Communication.
His awards include National Press Photographers Association, Best of Photojournalism (best of the web & best multimedia package ), FITC, Pictures of the Year International, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Best of Web Award (5 times). He has received three honorable mentions in the Knight Batten Awards, Broadcasting Educators Association, multiple Gold Awards in the Horizon Interactive Awards, was nominated for a Webby Award and was a finalist at the Flash Forward Film Festival.
Kim teaches his students how to build awesome websites. His students have also won multiple awards and were finalists at the Webbys and SXSW, and now have moved on to become lead interaction designers in well known Internet companies, non-profits, startups and some of the best ad agencies in the world.
He has successfully co-founded multiple startups including ServerGrove, Iomama, and the Interactive Media Program at UM. He is a French/American with a Brazilian soul. A graduate from Chapel High School in São Paulo, Brazil he went on to get a BA in history from the University of Miami and a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Miami, FL. He is on Twitter @kimgrinfeder