Professional Service

  • ACM & ETC Press. Role: Topical Associate Editor. ACM Games: Research and Practice. 03/11/2021 - present
  • IGDA. Role: Vice Chair. Game Education SIG. 02/18/2019 - present
  • IGDA. Co-chair, edSIG. Redesign of IGDA curriculum framework. 03/18/2018 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Top Undergraduate Teachers Spring 2020. University of Utah, 08/21/2020
  • Faculty Recognition Award for mentoring and assisting students professional development beyond the classroom. CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 04/02/2019
  • Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah, 03/18/2018
  • Career Services Faculty Recognition Award. University of Utah, 03/04/2016
  • Top Teachers Award. University of Utah, 09/25/2013
  • Top 5 Freeware Indie Horror Games (#1), 2012. NewGamerNation.com, 12/30/2012
  • Top 10 Horror games of 2012 (#9), Indiegames.com. 2012. Indiegames.com, 12/30/2012
  • Funhouse of Horror 2012: Top 10 free scary games on Download.com (#6), cnet.com, 2012. cnet.com, 12/30/2012
  • Grand Prize, Direct Art, Vol. 10, SlowArt Productions, New York. 2004. SlowArt Productions, 09/01/2004

Internal Service

  • AFAAC. Chair, 02/13/2019 - 02/17/2020. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Chair, 04/04/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Hiring Committee. Member, 02/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Partner, University of Utah Career & Professional Development Center. Member, 01/01/2016 - present. University service.
  • Bench to Bedside (B2B). Judge, 09/04/2015 - 09/04/2015. Other service.
  • Industry Professional Hiring. Recruiter , 06/01/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Industry Professional . Mentor and Supervisor , 06/01/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee . Member, 02/01/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Attend Thesis game pitches for EAE cohort 4 and meet with students to give feedback pertaining to their pitches and projects. Participant, 03/03/2014 - 03/04/2014. Other service.
  • Graduate Art and Tech Art Committee. Member, 02/01/2014 - present. Department service.
  • Advisor, Cyber Heist, EAE Thesis Game, 2013 • Won the 16th IGF Student Showcase • Helped students with visualization and core level design . Advisor/ Consultant , 08/01/2013 - 11/01/2013. Other service.
  • Advisor, Reveal, Ubisoft Game Lab Competition, 2013 • Won most creative use of theme • Helped students with UDK art pipeline . Advisor/ Consultant, 06/20/2013 - 06/20/2013. Other service.
  • Advisor, Reveal, Ubisoft Game Lab Competition, 2013. Won most creative use of theme. Helped students with UDK art pipeline. Advisor/ Consultant. 06/20/2013 - 06/20/2013. Department service.
  • EAE Technical Art undergraduate degree. This includes a remap of requirements as well as a year-by-year road map. Committee Member. 06/01/2012 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Judge, Opportunity Quest, Utah Entrepreneur Series. 12/11/2017 - present
  • Panel Expert, Scared To Death, Leonardo Museum, 2013 • Set on panel discussing fear • Answered questions regarding digital media and games . 10/10/2013 - 10/10/2013

Outreach

  • Judge, ICIDS 2021 Art Exhibition, International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) 2021 Conference. 09/02/2021 - 09/20/2021
  • Judge, Sonicworkflow’s Valentine’s Day Jam. https://itch.io/jam/sonicworkflows-valentines-day-jam. 02/15/2021 - present
  • Hype Train Conductor, organized a level 5 hype train. https://Twitch.tv/checkpointprofessor During a “24hr” marathon stream . 01/14/2021 - present
  • Chair of Art Exhibition, International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) 2019 Conference. 12/12/2018 - present
  • Curriculum Creation: Visual Arts in Games, Global Game Jam Next (GGJ NEXT). 03/18/2018 - 05/19/2018
  • Twitch Affiliated Broadcaster. 07/01/2017 - present
  • EAE Tech Art Track Recruiting. 06/01/2016 - present
  • EAE Art Track Recruiting. 06/01/2013 - present
  • EAE Game Arts Track Recruitment . 06/01/2013 - present

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