Dr. Cancellaro is an accomplished composer, author, sound designer, and educator. His music has been performed around the world and he has written numerous film scores. He is currently the Chair of the Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago where he leads a team of faculty and staff in game design, programming, animation, and post visual effects. He is the author of 'Exploring Sound Design for Interactive Media’ published by Thompson Delmar Learning. Along with his musical and sound design accomplishments, Dr. Cancellaro also works as a 3D modeler, soundscape designer and performer. He earned degrees in composition and film scoring from Berklee College of Music, Boston Massachusetts (BM), the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston (MM) and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Ph.D.).