David Simkins

David is an assistant professor of game design and development at the Rochester Institute of Technology and an affiliate of RIT’s MAGIC center. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s games and learning program and was a founding member of the Games, Learning, and Society group and the precursor, Games and Professional Practice Simulations (GAPPS). His work focuses on role play, particularly as it overlaps with education and ethics, empathy and perspective-taking. For more information about his work and role play see his book, The Arts of Larp: Design, Literacy, Learning and Community in Live-Action Role Play.

2017 Presentation Abstracts:
Using Role Play in the Higher Ed Classroom
MarsU: A Statistics Game to Supplement Learning

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