Professional Service

  • IEEE. Role: Reviewer. IEEE Transactions on Games. 10/2020 - present
  • FDG. Role: Track Chair. Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) Conference 2021. 06/2020 - 08/2021
  • Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW). Role: Reviewer. Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW), 3-7 Feb, 2020, Melbourne, Australia. 11/01/2019 - 02/07/2020
  • Independent Games Festival. Role: Juror. Independent Games Festival (IGF) 2020. 10/31/2019 - 01/31/2020
  • Foundations of Digital Games (FDG). Role: Track Chair (Game Education). Foundations of Digital Games Conference (FDG) 2020, Malta. 10/01/2019 - 09/18/2020
  • Central and Eastern European Game Studies . Role: Program Commitee Member. Central and Eastern European Game Studies (CEEGS), 2018, 11-13 October, Prague. 08/01/2019 - 10/13/2019
  • Immersive Learning Research Network. Role: Program Commitee Member. Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) 2020 Conference, . 06/2019 - 06/2020
  • Interactive Entertainment Conference. Role: Program Committee. The 15th Annual Interactive Entertainment Conference 29th - 31st January 2019. 10/01/2018 - 01/31/2019
  • International Journal of Role-Playing. Role: Reviewer. https://ijrp.subcultures.nl/. 01/01/2018 - present
  • UNESCO. Role: Reviewer. UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) – Working Paper Series Reviewer. 11/2017 - present
  • Canada Research Chairs. Role: Research Project Reviewer. Research Project Reviewer . 10/2017 - present
  • ACM. Role: Reviewer. Conference Reviewer for ACM CHI Play Conference. 08/01/2017 - present
  • iLRN. Role: Program Committee. Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) 2017, Coimbra, Portugal, June 26-29. Includes reviewing anonymous paper submissions. 10/2016 - 06/2017
  • MindTrek Conference. Reviewed 3 anonymous submissions. 08/2016 - 09/2016
  • Digital Games Research Association. Role: Editor in Chief. Transactions of the Digital Games Research Association (Journal). 05/2016 - present
  • Living Games Conference. Role: Reviewer. Reviewed 2 submissions. 05/2016 - 06/2016
  • MP2016. Role: Program Committee. Morality Play 2016: Workshop on the Design of Games for Moral Engagement. Includes reviewing anonymous paper submissions. 04/2016 - 06/2016
  • CISTI. Role: Program Committee. CISTI Workshops 2016 - 11th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Gran Canaria, Spain, 15-18 June. Includes reviewing anonymous paper submissions. 03/2016 - 06/2016
  • Extending Play Conference. Role: Reviewer. Reviewed 8 anonymous paper submissions. 03/2016 - 04/2016
  • Digital Games Research Association / Society for the Advancement of the Study of Digital Games. Role: Program Committee. 2016 Joint International Conference DiGRA and FDG, 1-6 August, 2016. Includes reviewing anonymous paper submissions. 02/2016 - 08/2016
  • University of Michigan Press. Role: Book Proposal Reviewer. Review proposal for unannounced title. 02/2016 - 03/2016
  • ACM. Role: Chair. PLAY (curated game exhibition at CHI Play Conference), Oct 16-19 2016. 12/2015 - 10/2016
  • iLRN. Role: Program Committee. Immersive Learning Research Network Conference (iLRN) 2016, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Includes reviewing anonymous paper submissions. 10/2015 - 07/2016
  • First Person Scholar. Role: Board of Discussants (member). Journal. 01/2014 - 12/2017
  • ETC Press. Role: Editorial Advisory Board. Well Played Journal. 07/2013 - present
  • IndieCade. Role: Juror. International Festival of Independent Games. 03/2012 - present
  • De Gruyter. Role: International Editorial Board. Multimodal Communication (journal). 10/20/2011 - 11/24/2013
  • FDG (Foundations of Digital Games). Role: Reviewer. Paper Reviewer for Fundations of Digital Games Conference. 02/01/2011 - present
  • G|A|M|E: The Italian Journal of Game Studies. Role: Academic Advisory Board (member). G|A|M|E: The Italian Journal of Game Studies. 06/2010 - present
  • SAGE. Role: Editorial Board (member). Games and Culture (journal). Includes reviewing anonymous paper submissions, 2-3/year. 06/2010 - present
  • Game Studies. Role: Board of Reviewers (member). Game Studies: The International Journal of Computer Games Research. Includes reviewing anonymous paper submissions, 2-3/year. 01/2010 - present
  • IGI . Role: Editorial Review Board (member). International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations. 11/2008 - 11/2013
  • Canadian Game Studies Organization. Role: Editorial Board (member). Loading... Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Organization. 06/2007 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow. Higher Education Videogame Alliance (HEVGA), 06/2020
  • 3rd place, Game Design Contest for "Abstract Hex Dice". BryceCon, 01/2019
  • Digital Games Research Association Distinguished Scholar. Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), 09/2016
  • Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Award (2015-2016). University of Utah, 05/2016

Internal Service

  • EAE Curriculum Committee. Program Commitee Member, 01/2021 - present. Department service.
  • University of Utah Research Committee (URC). Member, 08/2019 - present. University service.
  • Admissions Committee (Design track). Committee Member, 03/2016 - 02/29/2020. Department service.
  • EAE Lecture Series. Organizer, 01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • EAE Hiring Committee (both regular and ad-hoc). Chair (until Spring 2021), 01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • College of Engineering Curriculum Committee. Member (representative of EAE), 08/2015 - 12/2017. College service.
  • EAE Curriculum Committee. Member, 01/2015 - 07/2016. Department service.

Affiliations

  • Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), Vice President, 08/2013 - present

In the Media

  • Research on Role-playing games referred to in "Play it Smart" column in Tabletop Gaming magazine published in the UK. 06/2019.
  • Guest interviewee on BackStory podcast hosted by Alex Roberts (Episode 67). 09/13/2018. https://oneshotpodcast.com/interview-discussion/ba...
  • Appearance in "How Pokémon Go encourages players to get outside and meet other people" published in the Salt Lake Tribune. 11/01/2017.