• Communication Studies

Tracy Heather Strain

Professor of the Practice

Tracy Heather Strain is an award-winning filmmaker and film/video director, producer, writer and consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is President and CEO of Fort Point Channel-based media company, The Film Posse, which she runs with husband/partner Randall MacLowry. Her latest work is the first feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, which had its World Premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival followed by its US Premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival and NYC Premiere at DOC NYC.


  • A.B. Wellesley College, 1982 A.B. Wellesley College, 1982 – American Studies
  • Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1995 – Technology, Innovation & Education

Courses Taught

  • CINE-3446 Documentary Production

Research Interests

  • documentary storytelling
  • production management and history
  • United States history