Steven Krahnke

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

  • Office:
    327 Radio and TV Center
  • Office Hours:
    11-1 T, 10-11 W, 1-2 W
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    812 856 4789

  • Research and Creative Interests

    Creative interests include history documentary, art and music films, critical analysis, creative organization management, project development, television production,



    Steve Krahnke is an accomplished producer of television programs for Public Television. In his twenty-five year career he has produced or helped produce some of the most iconic programs offered on PBS, including Hoop Dreams, Liberty! The American Revolution, Kinsey, American Photography and Harp Dreams, among many others. He has won two Emmy Awards and has been nominated for several; he has won multiple Cine Golden Eagle awards; and he has been managing producer of programs which have been nominated or won the Academy Award and the Peabody Award. He was founding Managing Director of the prestigious National Production department at Twin Cities Public Television. Prior to that he had an extensive career in the performing arts, serving as Managing Director of the Cricket Theatre in Minneapolis, The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY, and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan.  He has won a number of awards and distinctions for his teaching, including the Provost's Award for student mentorship, the Trustees teaching award, and most recently the  Morley Career Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts + Sciences.