Research Assistant Professor
School of Communication
I'm currently a Designer-In-Residence and Visiting Scholar in the School of Communications. I teach "Designing Health Games" in the spring and our inaugural class resulted in four 'fundable' game concepts developed by AU Game Lab students. I'm also the acting Game Studio Manager and I've designed and managed two game projects in the past year. I recently presented my design of a 'gaming therapy' for anxiety, "Seeing the Good Side," at the Games for Change conference in June.
Prior to joining the Game Lab in 2015, I was the Creative Director for a boutique interactive design company, Red Hill Studios, that received numerous grants from the NIH and the NSF to develop innovative software. Prior to that, I was an award-winning PBS Science Television Producer/Director/ Writer (Peabody/Emmy). Prior to that, I was an MIT-educated Chemical Engineer with stints at duPont, General Electric, and Exxon.
I enjoy learning new skills and switching careers every so often :)
B.S./M.S. Chemical Engineering (MIT)
MJ (U.C. Berkeley)
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