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Charles Palmer
Program Lead & Associate Professor of Interactive Media, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies

Phone Number:

717-901-5100 x5127


B.S. in Information Technology
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 85040
M.S. in Analytics,
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, PA 17101


As the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, Charles Palmer oversees the design and development of ventures in new and emerging technologies. In 2015, Professor Palmer designed and developed the Interactive Media degree program, and continues to serves as the Program Lead. Outside of IMED, he is an adviser to the Learning Technology Masters of Science program and works closely with other HU faculty on the development of new program areas of study. For the past 11 years, he has coordinated the High School Gaming Academy, mentored students on research, work with students on the development of client-based projects, and served as a consult to the Central PA media outlets as a technology and social media expert.


– Virtual Reality Blueprints (Author)
– Alternate Reality Games: Gamification for Performance (Author)
– Well Played 3.0: An analysis of Toy Soldiers (Author)
– Gamification with Unity 5.x (Technical advisor)
– Augmented Reality Blueprints (Technical advisor

Teaching & Research Interests:

– Virtual and augmented reality
– Digital design
– Collegiate and professional Esports
– Game and simulation design and development
– Data visualization
– Sentiment analysis
– Motion graphics, 3D modeling and visual effects

Courses taught at HU:

– Introduction to Game Modding
– Introduction to Digital Design
– Cross-Media Communications
– Interactive Media 1 and 2
– Video Production 1 and 2
– Audio Production
– Project 1 and 2
– 3D Modeling 1 and 2
– Information Visualization
– Digital Photography
– Interactive Studio
– Game Development
– Web Technologies
– Keystone
– Mixed Reality Development