Curriculum Vitae

Research

Books

Book Chapters

  • “Non-sexist visual communication”, in Talking Gender: A Guide to Nonsexist Communication. (1991), Ruth King, ed.. Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Journal Publications

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations with Publication

  • IgnitePlay: Encouraging and Sustaining Healthy living through Social Games (co-author), 2011 International Games Innovation Conference, (pending), November 2011

 

Conference Presentations

  • Impression Management Work: How Seniors With Chronic Pain Address Disruptions in Their Interactions, GRAND NCE, Montreal, May 2-4, 2012
  • Audition, The Game: Assessing the possibilities of speech as a non-trivial gameplay element in video games, Midwestern Conference on Health Games, November 1, 2011
  • Homeless: It’s No Game: Measuring the Effectiveness of a Persuasive Videogame, European Games Based Learning Conference, Barcelona, October 17, 2008
  • Effectiveness of Serious Games, Serious Games Canada Symposium, Montreal, November 27, 2007
  • Games Just Wanna Have Fun, Canadian Game Studies Association, York University, Toronto, September 21, 2006

Other Presentations

  • Transforming Pain Through Technology: The Measurement Problem, Modelling of Complex Social Systems Seminar, Simon Fraser University, March 2, 2012
  • Portable Mindfulness: immersion and meditation on smart phones and tablets, Mindfulness Technologies Workshop, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, November 18, 2011
  • Homeless: It’s No Games: Measuring the Effectiveness of a Persuasive Videogame SFU SIAT Colloquium, October 10, 2007
  • Creating Games to Change the World, Whaletown Institute, Cortes Island, BC, September 7, 2007
  • Games for Change, Parsons: The New School for Design, June 2006

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Posters

Teaching

  • IAT201 Human-Computer Interaction& Cognition, Spring 2012, Teaching Assistant for Bernhard Riecke
    Responsibilities included leading workshops, marking, instructing, preparing class materials.
  • IAT309W Writing for Design Media and Informatics, Fall 2011, Teaching Assistant for Benjamin Unterman
    Sole Teaching Assistant for this course of 40 students. Responsibilities included marking, tutoring, instructing, preparing class materials
  • IAT309W Writing for Design Media and Informatics, Summer 2011, Teaching Assistant for Chantal Gibson
    Sole Teaching Assistant for this course of 40 students. Responsibilities included marking, tutoring, instructing, preparing class materials
  • IAT309W Writing for Design Media and Informatics, Spring 2011, Teaching Assistant for Chantal Gibson
    Sole Teaching Assistant for this course of 40 students. Responsibilities included marking, tutoring, instructing, preparing class materials
  • IAT309W Writing for Design Media and Informatics, Fall 2010, Teaching Assistant for Stephanie Dayes
    Sole Teaching Assistant for this course of 40 students. Responsibilities included marking, tutoring, instructing, preparing class materials

Service

  • Created and led workshop on “First Person Tutor: How to use video games in your classroom“, SFU Symposium on Teaching and Learning: Leading Change @ SFU”, May, 2012
  • Created and led workshops on Professional Websites for Graduate Students, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Simon Fraser University, March, 2012
  • Chapter reviewer, The Psychology of Facebook, BJ Fogg (ed.), in progress
  • Webmaster, ICEC2011 conference (www.icec2011.org)
  • Webmaster, Transforming Pain Research Group (confrontingpain.org)
  • Communications Chair, SIAT Graduate Students Association, 2006-2007
  • initiating and implementing web presences for several Vancouver-based community groups

Leadership and Impact

  • Faculty of Communication and Applied Technologies Graduate Fellowship, 2011
  • Designer and publisher of Homeless: It’s No Game, videogame, winner of The Georgia Straight’s Best Videogame in Vancouver, 2006
  • SFU Philosopher’s Cafe moderator, April 2011 – present

 

Education

  • PhD in Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University (in progress)
  • MSc in Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, 2008
  • MBA-level courses in Finance, Managerial Accounting and Organization, Heriot-Watt University, 2000-2001
  • Masters economics & mathematics courses, University of British Columbia, 1983
  • One-year honours journalism program, Carleton University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction), Carleton University, 1979

 

Other Educational Development

  • Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Simon Fraser University (2011)
  • Instructional Skills Workshop, Simon Fraser University (2011)
  • The Art of Presentations Workshop, Simon Fraser University (2011)
  • Teaching Assistant workshops, Simon Fraser University (2010)
  • Management and marketing courses, Schulich School of Business (York University, 1994), the Centre for Continuing Studies (University of Western Ontario, 1998) and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (1991)
  • Web design and strategy courses, SFU Writing and Publishing Program (2001)
  • Writing, design and editing courses sponsored, Canadian Association of Labour Media (1991) and the Canadian Periodical Publishers Association (1992)
  • Desktop publishing, Pagemaker, PhotoShop,QuarkXPress and Macromedia Director courses sponsored by Desktop Publishing Associates (1991)
  • Courses on multimedia development and appraisal through Ryerson Polytechnic University (1994)