Speakers

Joey Lee

Columbia University

Joey J. Lee is Research Assistant Professor of Technology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and Director of the Games Research Lab. He designs, develops and studies games and game-like experiences for education and social impact. His projects include both digital and non-digital games for climate change education, science education, motivation, identity formation, and cross-cultural education. More information about his projects can be found at http://www.gameprof.com/

Thomas E Heinzen

William Paterson University

A full Professor of Social Psychology at William Paterson University, Professor Heinzen applies principles of game design to particular needs in higher education. Applications include degree completion strategies, course design, grading schemes, and information trail assessment. He has published numerous journal articles and books that most recently include a statistics textbook (with Susan Nolan) and a documentary of critical thinking that compares the story of Clever Hans to facilitated communication (with Scott Lilienfeld and Susan Nolan). He presents game design as an application paradigm that provides a bridge between existing knowledge and pragmatic solutions.

Matthew Farber

Valleyview Middle School

Matthew Farber teaches social studies at Valleyview Middle School in Denville, New Jersey. He also is an adjunct instructor, an Edutopia blogger, and co-host of Ed Got Game, on the BAM! Radio Network. Matthew is a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Technology Leadership at New Jersey City University and he is the author of the book, Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning. Follow Matthew on Twitter@MatthewFarber.