Jon Schainker

Jon Schainker is an award-winning documentary film producer with over twenty years experience creating a wide variety of broadcast and new media projects for outfits like National Geographic, Discovery Communications, NBC News, MTV, TECH TV, and Warner Brothers Television. After running Akamai's streaming media division for a spell he began dabbling in higher education. At San Jose State, Jon developed and taught university courses in Audio and Video Production, Sound Design and The Creative Process. Jon joined UC Berkeley in 2005 with Educational Technology Services and has been producing films and digital media initiatives with a wide range of UC Departments on subjects ranging from teaching excellence to the future of Synthetic Biology. Jon also serves as a member of the Educational Technology Leadership Group, and as a media consultant for the UC Online Education Initiative.