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Carl Berger
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Carl F. Berger, Ed.D., professor of education in the School of Education and director of advanced technologies in the Collaboratory for Advanced Research and Academic Technologies, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 2003.

Professor Berger received his B.A. degree from the University of Denver in 1958, his M.A. degree from Sacramento State College in 1966, and his Ed.D. degree from the University of California-Berkeley in 1971. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an associate professor in 1972 and was promoted to professor in 1976. Professor Berger's research has focused on the use of technology as a tool for learning and for gathering and interpreting educational data. This research included investigating how people learn with technology, using technology to make complex subjects accessible, and implementing assessment tools to evaluate faculty and student technology use.

Professor Berger was co-principal investigator on the Visible Human Project, which is a detailed, digital anatomical database of the human body that helped usher in the use of virtual anatomical tools. He taught many courses, including science teaching methods, technological capabilities, research methods in cognition and technology, and educational software design and authoring. He also held a number of administrative positions, including associate dean for research in the School of Education (1979-82), dean of the School of Education (1983-88), director of instructional technology in the Information Technology Division (1989-99), and director and academic liaison in the Office of the Chief Information Officer from 1999-01. In 2000, he was appointed director of advanced academic technologies in the Collaboratory for Advanced Research and Academic Technologies.

In 1979, Professor Berger was named "Michigan Science Educator of the Year" by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. He also received the Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award in 1996 and the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Information Technology in 2001. The Regents salute this distinguished teacher, scholar, and administrator by naming Carl F. Berger professor emeritus of education.