Hi everyone! Excited to meet you all!
I am Kat Schrier. I was an MIT/CMS masters graduate way back when. I then went on to Columbia/TC for my doctorate in education.
I have been a faculty member for the past decade–but prior to that, I was a game/media designer for many years at places like Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and BrainPOP.
I am now an Associate Professor and I also direct the Games program at Marist College, a university two hours north of NYC.
My research focuses on games, learning, empathy, connection, and inclusion.
I have also written/edited a few books on using games for learning, including Knowledge Games (JHU Press, 2016) and the Learning, Education, & Games series (ETC Press/CMU).
I have another book on games and education coming out next year with Oxford U Press.
In addition, I was a Belfer Fellow last year with the ADL’s Center for Technology & Society. I wrote a whitepaper on using games and game design for empathy and bias reduction. I am also creating a series of cards to use to create more inclusive games–this will launch soon!
Finally, I am working with colleagues in Nigeria on a Templeton grant about VR, games, empathy, and bias reduction.
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Looking forward to connecting with everyone!!