Amol Pavangadkar is the Director of Sandbox Studios, Director of Student Engagement and a Senior Specialist at Michigan State University. He has produced and directed dozens of media projects, with international collaborators and federal agencies. His productions range from promotional, training, music videos and films, delivered on a broad range of platforms. Some recent projects include designing a web based violence reduction assessment tool, trauma response training, human trafficking awareness, PTSD training for law enforcement agencies, food systems innovations in Africa and India, improving nutrition habits in low income families, good parenting habits and climate change communication. He is a 2012 recipient of the prestigious faculty seminar fellowship from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the 2016 Faculty Impact award.
He has his Bachelors in Electronics from the University of Pune, MBA in Finance from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies and an MA in Telecommunications from Michigan State University.