Excellence in Education Medal Award Recipients

Elizabeth Daley


In recognition of her three decades of pioneering leadership as Dean of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Daley has demonstrated her dedication to the essential role that technology plays in entertainment by establishing the Entertainment Technology Center, the Interactive Media and Games Program, and the Immersive Media Lab at the USC, as well as her selection of faculty who appreciate the interaction between technology and storytelling. 

Michael F. Korpi

For his innovative methods of teaching, especially creating joint courses at Baylor University, in which multidisciplinary teams of creative and technical students collaborate on projects at an accelerated schedule. The students enrolled in this program accomplish in a single semester, tasks that conventionally require much more time. The team-building skills and cross-disciplinary training students gain from Korpi’s innovative courses are directly applicable to and prepare students for the world outside academia.