Classes Fall 2019

These are the courses that I will teach in the coming fall. During the summer, they will be under revision. Expect to see penultimate versions in August.

How to Meet with Me

 I will be in my office most weekday afternoons during the summer, especially if the weather is rainy or very hot.

Remember, my office is in Noyce 2811 (second floor ... not third).  If these times do not work for you, contact me to set up an appointment.  

If the door is closed, please assume that I am meeting with someone. If none of these times work for you, please check my calendar for an available time and email me to set up an appointment.


My research primarily is in the field of educational technology with a particular focus on the educational uses of computer games (commercial and serious), simulations, and virtual worlds and the cultural, social, and policy issues that this raises. I seek to improve education through playful, experiential learning using commercial, off-the-shelf games as well as serious games developed for educational purposes.

Yes, I research computer games. It's a rough life.

I also research ways to increase diversity in computer science through informal (afterschool and out of school) game modding and development opportunities.

If you are interested in either of these two areas, see my Research page - or come and talk to me.