ASHLEY Marie Laura BROWN portrait
  • Institutional Review Board Member, Institutional Review Board Member
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Entertainment Arts Engineering
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Professional Service

  • FDG. Content reviewer for the FDG conference. 01/17/2019 - present
  • #gamesUR Summit. Content reviewer. 10/09/2018 - present
  • Widerscreen Journal. Editor for Special Issue on Sexuality and Play. 09/01/2018 - 09/01/2019
  • IGDA GUR Summit Committee. Role: Fundraising Lead. #gamesUR Summit 2018. Role: Fundraising Lead. Solicit sponsorship for the 2018 conference of games user researchers. 08/06/2018 - present
  • IGDA Games User Research SIG Steering Committee. Steering Committee member. 05/07/2018 - present
  • #gamesUR Summit 2018. Role: Fundraising Lead. Solicit sponsorship for the 2018 conference of games user researchers. 09/01/2017 - 03/20/2018
  • Digital Games Research Association. Conference peer reviewer. 11/01/2015 - present
  • Games and Culture. Role: Board Member. Editorial Board. 12/01/2014 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Letter of recognition from Dean of Engineering for undergrad and grad course evaluations being among the top 10% of Engineering Faculty. College of Engineering, University of Utah,. College of Engineering, 08/01/2020
  • AUGUST 2019 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY Letter of recognition from Dean of Engineering for Games User Research course evaluations being among the top 15% of Engineering Faculty. College of Engineering, University of Utah, 08/01/2019
  • Letter of recognition from Dean Brown for outstanding teaching in Games User Research class in Spring 2018. College of Engineering, University of Utah, 06/07/2018
  • A gift of $15,000 to support the User Research lab. Activision, 04/27/2018

Internal Service

  • Gaymer Night (Online!). Lead Organiser/ Developer, 03/29/2021 - present. University service.
  • Global Game Jam. Site Co-lead, 01/29/2021 - present. Other service.
  • Global Game Jam. Site Lead, 01/24/2020 - present. Other service.
  • EAE SERVICE NOV 2019 WHITE PAPER ON DEMOGRAPHICS OF EAE STUDENTS, EAE, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Collected and analysed data about masters and undergraduate students. This eventually resulted in the Diversity page of the EAE website. Data Analysis, 11/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • GAYMER NIGHT, LGBTQ RESOURCE CENTER AND EAE, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Ran the kick off event for the University of Utah’s Pride Week 2019. I invited the keynote Lenore Gilbert, CEO of Rainbow Studios in Phoenix, AZ to speak as well as took care of budgeting, catering and logistics for the event. Over two hundred and fifty students, faculty, staff and members of Salt Lake City’s LGBTQ community attended. Lead Organiser, 10/01/2019 - present. University service.
  • MAKING A GAME IN VISUAL BASIC, Hi-GEAR, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Taught a group of 20 highschool women how to program tic tac toe using Excel. Lead Organiser, 06/13/2019 - present. College service.
  • Global Game Jam Site . Site Lead, 01/26/2019 - present. Other service.
  • Learning Outcome Syllabus Review. Review Lead, 01/04/2019 - present. Other service.
  • IRB TRAINING PRESENTATION ON RESEARCH ETHICS AND VR, INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Gave an hour long presentation and workshop on the ethical issues involved in using virtual reality in research. This presentation is now used for Continuing Medical Education credit. Trainer, 11/15/2018 - present. University service.
  • Curriculum Committee Memeber. 09/03/2018 - present. Other service.
  • WHITE PAPER ON DEMOGRAPHICS OF EAE STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. 01/08/2018 - present. Other service.
  • Collect data and publish white paper about EAE Day/ Play to better understand who attends our events. Lead Researcher, 12/25/2017 - present. Other service.
  • INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD MEMBER, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH A member of Panel 1 for the IRB. 11/06/2017 - 11/02/2020. University service.
  • Collect demographic and aspirational career data about Entertainment Arts and Engineering students. Report on this data in an easy to understand way so that we can better serve our student population. Lead Researcher, 10/01/2017 - 12/01/2017. Other service.

Community Partnership

  • Clark Planetarium- Supervisor of GUR volunteers. 06/11/2018 - present
  • IGDA Women's Group Salt Lake. 01/09/2017 - present

Outreach

  • EAE Launch Twitch Stream. 04/30/2021 - present
  • EAE Play Twitch Stream. 12/04/2020 - present
  • IRB TRAINING PRESENTATION ON RESEARCH ETHICS AND VR, INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. 11/20/2018 - present
  • User Research Methods Twitch Stream- twitch.tv/professor_ashley. 11/15/2018 - present

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