Games Research Lab
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University

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The game lab includes students from multiple departments and programs who are doing research on games and play.  Student research projects range from MA theses to doctoral dissertations, from curriculum development to laboratory experiments to hands-on design.


Darnel Degand
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (Ed.D.)
Research interests: interactive narrative, game design, non-cognitive skills development
More: Flash developer at Sesame Workshop, illustrator for Coomacka Island children's book series
Sites: Coomacka Island, online portfolio

Jessica Hammer
Program: Cognitive Studies (Ph.D.)
Research interests: game design, narrative, metacognition, new literacies, game education, creativity, gender

Dan Hoffman
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (Ed.D.)
Research interests: interactive media, cognitive training, human-computer interaction
Projects: Mat-Matics (http://www.matmatics.org), LearnPlay (http://www.learnplay.org)

Kuo-Hsun Hung
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (Ed.D.)
Research interests: educational game design, MMOGs, cognition and gaming, gender, interface design

Rafael "Rafa" Kern
Program: Instructional Technology and Media ( Ed.D )
Research interests: Social Effects of Art and Media; Sustainable Communities; Alternative Currencies as Media; Philosophy of Media and Communications; Media and Performance; Phenomenology of Media and Games
Projects: Greenify

Christian de Luna
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (Ed.D)
Research interests: Psychology of Gaming (empathy, identity development, transfer), Engagement and Motivation, Leadership and Collaborative skills
Projects: G4LI, RWSIG,  GIC, Pantheon, Smarctic, Greenify

Chris Vicari
Program: CCTE Communication ( Ed.D)
Research interests:Video Games & Virtual Worlds, Game Design, Collaboration in Virtual Environments, and Game-Based Learning
Projects: G4LI Researcher and Collaborator, Arctic Smartic, Greenify, and Global Innovation Center

Jenna Marks
Program: CCTE Communication ( Ed.D)
Research interests: Technology in Early Education, Game-like learning environments, Design thinking, Learning by doing, and 21st century literacies
Projects: Greenify, Global Innovation Center

Jian Zhou
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (Ed.M)
Research interests: Mobile and Web Technologies, Serious Game Development, Sustainable Environment

Eduard Matamoros
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (Ed. M)

William Jordan-Cooley
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (M.A.)
Research Interests: Educational video games, particularly those addressing complex systemic issues like climate change

(Heidi) Shu-Yi , Hsu
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (M.A.)
Research Interests: Educational Video Games, Second Language Learning, Technology and Culture, Assessing Technology Impact, Adult Learning
 
Rosemary Palacios
Program: Instructional Technology and Media (M.A.)
Research interests: Early childhood game-based learning, early childhood social/emotional development, children's media, motivation in learning

Selen Turkay

Lance Vikaros


Doing research on games and play at TC?  Contact sh3146@tc.columbia.edu to be listed.