Director of Center for Teaching Excellence
Karla Berry, Director of the Center for Teaching at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is an experienced professor, administrator, and media artist committed to realizing best practices for digital learning environments in the flat world of the 21st century. Her current and previous academic-corporate partnerships include Pearson Learning, Panasonic, Avid Technologies, and Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT. She has served as President of the University Film and Video Association (UFVA) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Digital Media & Arts Association (iDMAa). Recent corporate/academic collaborative sponsored projects include the South Carolina Film Consortium, the AIDS PPSA Project, and the Global Rivers Project. Berry’s experimental, documentary, and interactive media projects have been created for small personal screens such as smart phones, for conventional screens such as broadcast or cinema, and for large public screens in the US and abroad.