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I am Associate Professor and AT&T Scholar in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. I am also (temporarily) a Visiting Research Fellow with the NTU Institute for Science and Technology for Humanity in Singapore, working at the WKW School of Communication and Information

I am also affiliate faculty in MSU’s Education Psychology and Education Technology Program and the Department of Psychology as well as a core faculty member for MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context. I am also affiliated with MSU’s GEL lab and Serious Games program as well as the Meaningful Play conference.

My PhD is from the Annenberg School for Communication (USC) . I have an MA in Communication and a BA in Science, Technology and Society (with a minor in Creative Writing: Poetry), both from Stanford University.

Here are my official MSU and Google Scholar pages.

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- February 23, 2020

Deadline extended for submissions to the ICA "DIREcT" Precon (5/21, onsite) - cohosted by CAM and Game Studies… https://t.co/kIG9D3jHhZ
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- January 23, 2020

Join us for the ICA "DIRECT" Precon (5/21, onsite) - cohosted by CAM and @ICAGames - submission deadline Feb 7:… https://t.co/InWzVg3W3H
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- December 9, 2019

Meaningful Play 2020 (Oct 1-3, at Michigan State U) CFP is live! Meaningful games scholars & makers, save the date… https://t.co/pf95UwsAuP
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- December 6, 2019

Does anyone know of a content analysis of VR games? I'm trying to find evidence of a genre focus in VR (compared to… https://t.co/ZoyATYxspR
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- November 28, 2019

Parents: do your kids have low energy/mood after playing video games or pleasure reading? Can you tell if they are… https://t.co/h4DHWRC3UY
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