• Director of Digital Medicine, Center for Medical Innovation
  • Associate Director, Entertainment Arts Engineering
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Entertainment Arts Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences

Honors & Awards

  • University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 11/29/2017
  • Celebrate U - recognition alongside Eric Handman, Cheryl Wright, for our research and development of Choreografish, an underwater virtual reality game codesigned with children with autism that uses choreographing with fish as a way to reduce anxiety. University of Utah, Vice President for Research, 04/05/2017
  • “Best in Category” Poster Award for Innovation On-Campus Category at the VentureWell Open Conference. Poster information: Casucci T, Shipman JP, Altizer RA, Zagal JP. Shhh! We’re Making New Technologies in the Library and You Can Too! Poster for VentureWell 21st Annual Open Conference. Washington DC, March 24-25, 2017. VentureWell Open Conference, 03/24/2017
  • Best Speaker Award - Education Summit, GDC 2017. Game Developer's Conference 2017, 03/01/2017
  • Elected as HEVGA Fellow at Game Developer's Conference 2017. Those chosen are elected "by their peers for outstanding contributions to games-based research and design in higher education.". Higher Education Video Games Alliance (HEVGA), 02/28/2017
  • Speaker Award: Caldwell, Craig, Robert Kessler, Roger Altizer, and Mark Van Langefeld. "When the games industry and academia collide: How we impact each other." In Games Innovation Conference (IGIC), 2012 IEEE International, pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2012. IEEE, 09/2012

In the Media

Professional Service

  • Game Makers Anonymous. Role: Co-Founder and Board Member. Game Makers Anonymous is an indie game company set-up as a co-operative designed to bring together novice game developers and to aid them in project completion. 09/01/2010 - present
  • International Game Developers Association - IGDA. Role: Member. Active member of the Salt Lake City IGDA. 01/01/2010 - present

Internal Service

  • Judge for Bench-to-Bedside 2017, Utah State Capitol, at request of John Langell / Megan McIntyre of the Center for Medical Innovation. Judge, 04/03/2017 - present. University service.
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Chief Search Committee. Committee Member, 11/04/2016 - present. University service.
  • ICORPS. Participant, 09/30/2016 - present. University service.
  • Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars Executive Committee. 06/08/2016 - present. University service.
  • IAAPS Steering Committee. Committee Member, 01/28/2016 - present. University service.
  • Wayfinding Committee. Committee Member, 09/01/2015 - 12/24/2017. University service.
  • Attended the Game Education Summit and E3 to gather information for the Master Games Studio. 06/15/2010 - 06/19/2010. Department service.
  • Spoke at UVU's electronic high school outreach with Craig Caldwell, Mark Van Langeveld on games education. 06/10/2010 - present. Department service.
  • Visited the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy to research their master's program for the MGS. 05/20/2010 - 05/27/2010. Department service.


  • UDEN Presentation -- EAE and The GApp Lab. 04/20/2016 - present