Board of Governors (2013-2015)
Ann DeMarle, associate professor of communication and creative media directs Champlain College's Emergent Media Center and MFA in emergent media. She became the first Roger H. Perry chair after designing and directing the college's popular degree programs in electronic games, and in multimedia and graphic design. A 2006 Apple Distinguished Educator, she has also received IBM Faculty Awards. She founded the Governor's Institute of Vermont in Information Technology in 2002.
DeMarle's portfolio includes such far-reaching partnerships as the United Nations' game to end violence against women, Ford Foundation wealth creation game, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cystic Fibrosis games, Massachusetts General's CIMIT Emergency Response simulation, Flynn Theater's Duke Foundation innovation grant, NEH grant with Vermont, America's Army game levels, and an IBM virtual worlds project.
Her IEEE Computer Society volunteer duties include PACE liaison (2011-2013), T&C (2007-2008; 2012), EAB (2007-2008; 2011-2012), Board of Governors (2008-2011), Awards Committee (2008-2011), Electronic Publications and Service (2008-2011), and IEEE Computer Society Technology Summit track organizer.
A frequent speaker on games, learning, and emergent media, DeMarle received an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Before entering academia, she had a successful career creating computer graphics solutions for AT&T, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Kodak, Lotus, and IBM.