I am a game studies scholar, play researcher, and game design teacher. I am active in the game studies community, with multiple publications and conference presentations. My research focuses the phenomenology of play, the player narrative experience, and ludonarratology. Lately I have been exploring communities of play and social play through karaoke. I am currently a PhD student in the Informatics department at the University of California: Irvine and teach post-secondary digital arts at several orange county schools and colleges.
Before coming to UCI, I spent several years teaching videogame design, animation, video production, and the digital arts to secondary students in Austin, TX.
I live with my kids in sunny Irvine, California.