Professor of Lighting Design
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Craig A. Bernecker is founder and Director of The Lighting Education Institute , Philadelphia, PA. From 1981 to 2001 he taught lighting fundamentals, electrical systems, environmental controls, and architectural lighting studies in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Bernecker is the past President and a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, a United States representative and Board Member of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Lighting Research Institute . He has published extensively in journals inluding Lighting Design+Application, Lighting Research and Technology, and Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society, and has authored a number of volumes in the IESNA Lighting Education series. He has been a technical and peer reviewer for the Department of Energy, and has presented papers and workshops on lighting-related topics across the United States and internationally. Bernecker holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.