IT Faculty Bios

Coberlin “Coby” Brownell is Co – Director for the Information Technology & Digital Media Institute.

Brownell brings to the role a strong background in both arts and technology, and a deep passion for mentoring.  He is a UVM graduate and former digital asset analyst, brand development expert, and strategist at Jager Di Paola Kemp for clients including Burton, Nike, XBOX 360, Merrell, and Timex. For many years Brownell has devoted his spare time to working with local youth groups and art galleries.  Brownell holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Emergent Media from Champlain College. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in Champlain College’s Communication and Creative Media department.



Shannon Walters is Co-Director for the Information Technology & Digital Media Institute.

Shannon Walters is passionate about using technology and the arts to create, collaborate, communicate and connect in new ways. She brings with her years of experience integrating technology as a Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration specialist at The Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington.  In addition to serving as Technology Concerns Chair for the Vermont School Library Association, she has served as a “Maker Space” lead and instructor for the Create, Make, Learn Institute; Tarrant Code Camp; and Dynamic Landscapes state technology conference, as well as faculty at the University of Vermont.