IC2 Senior Research Fellow
Director, Digital Communication Technologies Project
Professor, Film & Digital Media Division
Office: Marrs McLean Science 165
Office Hours: By appointment
Dept. of Communication
One Bear Place # 97368
Waco, TX 76798-7368
Carbonara is a Professor of Film and Digital Media in the Communication Studies Department at Baylor University. In addition, Dr. Carbonara currently serves as the Director of the Digital Communication Technologies Project at Baylor. He recently served as Chief Technology Officer for the Texas State Technical College System (TSTC) as well as the Director of New Technology and Community Networks for the Cross Border Institute for Regional Development (CBIRD) Project, led by the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Carbonara is a Senior Research Fellow of the IC2 Institute and has served as a Visiting Adjunct Professor/Lecturer in the Management Department of the Graduate School of Business at UT Austin where he has taught for the new Executive Master's Degree Program in Science and Technology Commercialization.
Professor Carbonara also served as the Associate Vice-President for Technology Management and Executive Director of the Institute for Technology Innovation Management at Baylor University. Prior to his positions at Baylor, Carbonara held was the product manager of high-definition systems at Sony Broadcast Products Co. He has held several management and executive posts ranging from sales and marketing to jobs in television engineering and production at Columbia Pictures, Inc., Motorola, Inc., Caterpillar Tractor Co., and Columbia College.
Professor Carbonara currently serves in a variety of capacities (as a co-chair, vice-chair, or member) on numerous state, national and international engineering committees, working groups, subcommittees and panels for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-R). He also serves as an U.S. Delegate appointed by the US Department of State and the White House to the ITU-R on topics ranging from High Definition Television to Digital Cinema. He is a member of numerous professional societies and organizations in broadcasting, telecommunications, consumer electronics, motion picture management and engineering. In the March 2000 issue, Texas Monthly distinguished Dr. Carbonara as one of the "...Most Powerful Texans in High Tech." Recently, he was selected to be a member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers for his contributions to the development of high definition television.
In addition, Dr. Carbonara has been associated with numerous film, video, and high definition television (HDTV) productions as a producer/director/editor and director of photography. He is also the author of a variety of journal articles, book contributions, encyclopedia chapters, magazines publications, and national and international presentations on a variety of subjects such as HDTV and digital television (DTV), satellite communications, digital video disk (DVD), digital cinema, video game technology, distance learning, multimedia, digital communications networks, opto-electronics, photonics, wireless communications, managing international strategic alliances, technology commercialization, knowledge management, zero time management strategies and the creative and innovative management of technology.
Professor Carbonara is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned a B.A. in Radio/Television and a M.A. in Mass Communication Theory. He is also a Phi Kappa Phi graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he received a Ph.D. in Radio/Television/Film.