Matthew Goodwin Akers, SCAD sound design professor

Matthew Goodwin Akers

  • B.S., design, Clemson University, 1993
  • M.F.A., art and technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1997

"The most powerful inspiration for my teaching would certainly be the great educators of my past. The teachers in my life have profoundly shaped my character and the quality of my work. I aspire to have that same effect on my students every time I enter the classroom."

Matthew Goodwin Akers | Sound design professor


  • Electronic Music Foundation
  • Game Audio Network Guild

Previous Positions

Department chair and professor of sound design, Savannah College of Art and Design; adjunct professor of sound, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; associate producer and sound designer for Sky Boy Interactive

Publications and presentations

Exhibitions (Excerpt):
Audio-visual performance
Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah 2012

Sound installation
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, 2010

Experimental film
SXSW Film Conference and Festival, Austin, Texas, 2002

Interactive sound, video sculpture installation
Exhibited at Eighth International Symposium on Electronic Arts 1997