Dr. Ollie L. Jefferson
Silver Spring, MD
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Dr. Ollie L. Jefferson

Dr. Ollie L. J.

Silver Spring, MD
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As a communication professor, my mission is to inspire and develop students' unique gifts. I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing screen and stage plays. Enjoy fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Dr. Ollie L. J.

Ollie L. Jefferson, Ph.D. is a professor, producer, playwright, publisher, and president/founder of Timeless Visual Works (TVW). She initiated TVW while serving in production for a nationally syndicated talk show, reality show, and television commercials. She is a native Southern Californian who started her corporate career at a multimedia conglomerate and major broadcast television network. Her multimedia expertise and successful entrepreneurial experience include producing and directing a broadcast quality music video/film, theatrical productions, and publications. Dr. Jefferson's extensive knowledge and experiences are used to train aspiring and professional performers.

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11 Reviews
Dave G.
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She is very nice can’t wait fir next lesson

Posted Jun 11, 2021
Simmone B.
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I really enjoyed my lesson with Dr. Jefferson today! She gave me valuable information to help me get started and apply for upcoming lessons. I selected my monologue 🤩 and I'm ABSOLUTELY excited for our next session!

Posted Mar 31, 2020
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It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.

Posted Sep 9, 2016
Kristyl N.
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I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.

Posted Mar 3, 2016
Leana T.
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Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve.

Posted Jan 13, 2016
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Ms. Jefferson was an outstanding instructor for my 5 year old son. He attended in the evening at her home and she knew exactly how to got him engaged after a long day of school. After a few session I realized that my son needed to mature a little in order to get all that he could out of the program so we stopped. We will definitely be coming back again soon.

Posted Dec 6, 2015
Liya T.
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She is wonderful teacher.

Posted Nov 30, 2015
Roberto B.
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It was a good first lesson, we focused on my goals and talk about next steps to reach them.

Posted Nov 4, 2015
Paige C.
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She gets right down to it and tailors her lessons to your exact level and needs. She guides you to where you want to be. Just trust in Ollie! :)

Posted Oct 21, 2015
Cynthia B.
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Ollie is great!!! And makes learning fun.

Posted Sep 2, 2015
Keona A.
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I feel like I am a baby bird being encouraged to fly. Its so challenging yet so rewarding at the same time! I'm learning so much while having fun. Love it!

Posted Jun 17, 2015

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Visiting Assistant Professor
Aug 2019 - Present

University of Maryland, College Park

Founder/President / CEO
Jan 2010 - Present

Private Company

Timeless Visual Works Inspirational Film, Theater & Publishing Company Become Inspired ...

Aug 2016 - Aug 2019

Howard University


Ph.D. in Communication, Culture & Media
Aug 2016 - May 2019

Howard University

Master of Arts
Jun 1996 - May 1998

American University

Aug 1991 - May 1995

Johnson C. Smith University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


College and University Faculty Preparation
May 2019

Howard University Graduate School

A doctoral program involving the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of students and teachers.
Women's Studies
May 2019

Howard University

Women's Studies certification involves critical reflection on the process of knowing and on the established understandings of history, literature, society, the arts, and the sciences. The emphasis is on gathering and using the information to enhance the quality of women's lives and to solve the social problems facing women, particularly women of color, in the United States and throughout the world.


Donnie Fund
Jun 2020


NCA Doctoral Honors Scholar
Jul 2019

National Communication Associations

Communications Entrepreneurship Resource and Research Center Award
Apr 2018

Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Commnication


National Association of Women Business Owners
Mar 2021
The National Association of Women Business Owners is an organization in the United States founded in 1975 that has the purpose of networking the approximately 10.6 million women-owned businesses so as to provide mutual support, share resources, and provide a single voice to help shape economic and public policy.
National Communication Association
Jan 2019
The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. NCA supports inclusiveness and diversity among our faculties, within our membership, in the workplace, and in the classroom; NCA supports and promotes policies that fairly encourage this diversity and inclusion.
Maryland Communication Association
Oct 2015
We are a group of communication educators, students, and professionals throughout the state of Maryland. Many of our members are active researchers and authors in the field as well as past officers of regional and national communication associations.

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