Grinnell Science Project Pre-Orientation

This year, I am holding the GSP CS "labs" and looking forward to meeting some wonderful students August 16th and 17th. Location Noyce 3815 (we may move next door to Noyce 3813 if the projector system is not working).

Materials are in development, but you can take a look at my current and evolving plans.

Fall 2022 Classes

Sections are currently full, and there is a substantial waiting list. If you want to be added to the list, please email me.

How to Meet with Me

Office Hours

Office hours this summer are by appointment only. I will often be found in my office, but the outside porch often exerts greater pull.

Virtual Office Connection Information

Contact me through Microsoft Teams for a voice or video chat. It is best to email me ahead of time to set up an appointment!!


My research primarily is in the field of educational technology with a particular focus on the educational uses of computer games (commercial and serious), simulations, and virtual worlds and the cultural, social, and policy issues that this raises. I seek to improve education through playful, experiential learning using commercial, off-the-shelf games as well as serious games developed for educational purposes.

Yes, I research computer games. It's a rough life.

I also research ways to increase diversity in computer science through informal (afterschool and out of school) game modding and development opportunities.

If you are interested in either of these two areas, see my Research page - or come and talk to me.