In the CTE, Aaron works with faculty, instructors, and the CTE team to create media that enhances the teaching and learning experience. Trained as a film editor in New York, Aaron began his career working on independent narrative and documentary films, editing cable television shows, and serving as lead editor at the PBS series "Character Studies," a show that told the story of a single character from classic theater through author and performer interviews and scenes. Aaron has won several awards for his work, most notably a 2011 Telly Award for his PBS documentary "Freedom School," based on a West Philadelphia high school. Before he was a film editor, Aaron was a professional stage actor, performing everything from musicals to Shakespeare off-Broadway and in U.S. tours. He graduated from Augustana College with a B.A. in Theater Arts, and still very much brings his ideas about what it is that makes a performance excellent to his work in and about college classrooms.
Prior to joining the CTE, Aaron was the Associate Director of Penn GSE Films, a film production and training unit at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. The mission at GSE Films was to make original documentary films based on faculty research and to develop programs to integrate media into learning technologies, and Aaron’s work at BC now continues in this vein. Aaron lives in Needham with his wife Abigail Cooper, professor at Brandeis University, and his two daughters, Lucy and Alice.