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Krishna Pakala Wins 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award

Portrait of Krishna Pakala

Krishna Pakala has been named winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning, which honors those who have adopted flexible, distance and online delivery of educational technologies, including using mobile technologies to positively impact the educational experience.

Pakala is a clinical associate professor in the College of Engineering’s mechanical and biomedical engineering department.

Founded in 2005, the annual catalyst awards honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology. Winners are selected by a team of Blackboard experts.

“We’re thrilled to honor this year’s Blackboard Catalyst Award winners for their commitment to improving the educational experience for all learners through EdTech and sharing these insights with the broader community,” said Lee Blakemore, chief client officer and president of global client operations and success at Blackboard. “Clients like these inspire us to accelerate innovation driving student success and we’re proud to be a part of their story.”

Pakala also will be honored alongside other Blackboard Catalyst Award winners during BbWorld 2019, Blackboard’s annual user conference to be held July 23-25 in Austin, Texas.