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Game Studies and Design


Dr. Cathlena Martin

Assistant Professor of Game Studies and Design, B.A., B.S., Samford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

GSD Courses Taught:
GSD 210: History of Games
GSD 301 & 302: Game Design Workshop I & II
GSD 225 & 295: Survey of Modern Games (Electronic & Tabletop)
GSD 395: Children’s Literature of Games

Dr. Benton Tyler

Professor of Mathematics, B.S., Delta State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Mississippi

GSD Courses Taught:
GSD 295: Tabletop RPGs
MATH 202: Mathematics of Games

Dr. Stefan Forrester

Associate Professor of English and Philosophy, B.A., M.F.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester

GSD Courses Taught:
GSD: 395 Aesthetics and Ethics of Games

Dr. Deborah Lowry

Associate Professor of Sociology, A.A., Grand Rapids Community College; B.A., Grand Valley State University; M.A, Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

GSD Courses Taught:
GSD: 395 Social Gerontology

Dr. Stephen Parker

Professor of Sociology, B.A., M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., Indiana University

GSD Courses Taught:
GSD: 395 Sociology of Games

Dr. Scott Varagona

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Auburn University

GSD Courses Taught:
GSD: 295 Mathematics of Chess