Cory Byers


Cory Byers

Office Phone: (618)650-3827

M.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; M.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale

I am an Instructor in the Department of Mass Communications, the Director of Video Services, the faculty advisor for the Advertising Club, the department’s Internship Coordinator, and an award-winning video writer and producer. I have backgrounds and advanced degrees in both advertising and video production. I teach a number of courses in each area, including: Copywriting & Design, Electronic Media Advertising, Advertising Campaigns, Advanced Video Writing and Production, and Advanced Video Directing and Producing. I am a member of the Broadcast Education Association, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the American Advertising Federation.

As Director of Video Services, I produce commercials, promotional videos, web videos, documentaries, and educational and instructional videos for internal and external clients. I also produce, shoot, and edit independent projects on my own and with students. These include short-form documentaries, short films, and commercials.

You can see some of my work on my Vimeo page: