Centre for Digital Media Faculty

Director

Director Dr. Richard Smith has over two decades of academic and directorial experience at Simon F...

Associate Director Jeannette Kopak is a digital media veteran with 17 years of experience at t...

Full-time Faculty

Dave is a Professor of Professional Practice at the Centre for Digital Media and a digital media con...

Ray Rahimi (BSc, MEd, CELTA) is a versatile educator specializing in teaching English to speakers of...

An animator who works with various media, Larry started his career in stop motion and Claymation wit...

Jason is a digital media expert with more than twenty years of development experience. He began his...

Before joining the MDM faculty, George Johnson began instructing at the Vancouver Film School, focus...

Patrick Pennefather (BFA, MFA, CELTA, PHD Candidate) is a founding faculty member at the Master of...

Part-time Faculty

Laura Ballay is a seasoned design leader, with over a dozen years experience delivering well-crafted...

Steve Bocska is currently the founding President of Pug Pharm Productions Inc., a startup in Vancouv...

Dennis Chenard is the Director of Industry Relations at the Centre for Digital Media. Also known as...

Jon Festinger is a Vancouver, British Columbia based lawyer whose passion for teaching and law grew...

Chuck Hamilton is a Virtual Work and Social Media Leader at IBM’s Center for Advanced Learning and h...

Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator living in Vancouver, Canada. Levy's curatorial, film and video...

Krystina Madej is Visiting Assistant Professor with the School of Literature, Media, and Communicati...

Founding Faculty

Dr. Tom Calvert is Emeritus Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU Surrey...

Glenn is an Academy Award-winning animation pioneer and games industry veteran. The former CEO of Dr...

Dr. Gerri Sinclair's cross-domain career includes more than 20 years' experience. Spanning the field...

Project Advisor

John Maxwell‘s research & teaching focus is on the impact of digital technologies in the cultura...

Originally from Vancouver, Ryan went to Yeshiva University in NYC where he studied Talmud and psycho...

Dan Scott is a games industry veteran with over 24 years experience specializing in producing and de...

Mike Torillo is a founder and director at V7 Entertainment. Upon graduating from SFU, Mike followed...

Adjunct Faculty

Kellogg S. Booth is a Professor of Computer Science and the former Director of the Media and Graphic...

My recent work is in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, including more than 10 years of experi...

Visiting Faculty

Ken Perlin is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University, as well as d...

Eugene Fiume is Professor and past Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of...

A graduate of the Political Sciences Institute and a Master in Management of cultural projects, Isab...

Ehud Sharlin is faculty at the University of Calgary’s Computer Science Department since October 200...

Previous Faculty

Jim is an experienced and widely respected educator. He has been a post-secondary media instructor i...

Snjezana Cvoro-Begovic is Director of External Development at Electronic Arts (EA) with over 20 year...

Steve DiPaola, both an active artist and scientist, delves into the concepts of the virtual and the...

Craig Dixon is Vice President, Operations at Pug Pharm Productions, Inc., a Vancouver-based sta...

A public policy entrepreneur, open government activist and negotiation expert David advises the Mayo...

Throughout Tom's 40 plus years in business, from a consumer electronics sales and marketing executiv...

Jesse is the founder of Jespionage Entertainment, BC’s leading developer in consumer Virtual Reality...

Matt Toner is a successful and innovative game designer, digital media producer, and entrepreneur, a...

A software developer, educator and artist, Dr. Kimberly Voll holds a PhD in computer science, specia...