Ms. Karaylacin is featured in ACUE’s modules: Planning an Effective Class Session, Connecting With Your Students, and Helping Students Persist in Their Studies.
Karayalcin is a professor at the Department of Film and Television, School of Entertainment and Design Technology at Miami Dade College (MDC). She has worked on developing the curriculum and flow for the film program particularly for the production classes at MDC. Her area of expertise is in film directing, cinematography and production management.
Prior to joining MDC, Ms. Karayalcin worked as a videographer for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. Her work is now kept in a digital archive in Los Angeles. She has worked freelance as a director, production manager, assistant director, and cinematographer on commercials, industrials, music videos, and short films. She has also served as a judge or panelist on various film festivals such as the Women’s International Film Festival, Florida Media Market, Urban Entertainment Conference, Miami Children’s Film Festival, 48 Hour Film Project, DocMiami International, and Miami International Film Festival, among others. At Miami Dade College, she is the primary advisor for the Film Society and the founding advisor for the college-wide Golden Key International Honor Society.
Karayalcin earned her BA in Economics from The City University of New York. She holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Miami. She has been a recipient of many awards including Wachovia Bank Endowed Teaching Chair, NISOD Excellence in Leadership, Women in Business Endowed Teaching Chair. She is also listed in Who’s Who on America and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, which honors a select top 5% of nation’s teachers.