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Game Design Faculty

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Elena Bertozzi Ph.D.

Director of the GDD program, Dr. Bertozzi is a game designer and developer who works with teams of physicians, scientists, artists and programmers to make games that help people help themselves. She is a professor of game design and development at Quinnipiac University with a research interest in the intersections of gender, technology, and sexuality. Please see Ardea Arts for information about previously published games, research, and other materials.

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Greg Garvey M.F.A.

Greg Garvey is the founder and first Director of the Game Design & Development Program at Quinnipiac University. He creates playful interactive installations and has exhibited at Odetta Gallery, Harvest Works and Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York; at the Landesmuseum in Linz, Austria; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Tech Fest in Mumbai, India and elsewhere. He started in the games industry at Parker Brothers and later Spinnaker Software developing mass-market entertainment games and educational games. He has held previous appointments as the Chair of Visual & Performing Arts and Visiting Fellow in the Arts at Quinnipiac; as an Associate Artist of the Digital Media Center for the Arts at Yale University and Chair of the Department of Design Art at Concordia University in Montréal. After finishing his graduate work at MIT he held the appointment as Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at MIT.

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Adam Pelletier M.F.A.

Adam worked as the lead artist for Forged Chaos’ Exile: Trials of Ascension. During this time he created the 3D assets for all character models and environment assets. Adam has a traditional art background that includes painting, figure studies, gold leafing, and graphic design. He also was the senior artist at Tournament 1, where he created small games from concept to completion using Flash and Unity.

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Dave Tomczyk Ph.D.

Dave teaches Game Design and Entrepreneurship and has a long history of working with tabletop role-playing games and board games. He's helped write and edit books for settings ranging from Pathfinder (a branch off of Dungeons & Dragons), to Kazei 5 (a sci-fi anime system using the GURPS core mechanics). He's also helped in the development of a variety of board games. He is publishing his first board game, Catharsis, the summer of 2019, a cooperative game where the players are heroes fighting against the nightmares spawned by an imprisoned god as part of his company, Red Wizard Gaming. Dave is also working with Zach Kohlberg (from Computer Science) and two other friends on Cadunt, Latin for "they fall," a strategic board game where players try to trap their opponents by removing pieces of the board as they move their pawn. Dave loves board games and puzzles, and is leading the creation of the puzzle hunt for Gen Con this year (a board game convention with 65,000-80,000 attendees) with his brother and a few friends.

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Jonah Warren M.F.A.

Jonah is a creative technologist, game designer, and educator who specializes in the design and creation of playful interactive systems. He has developed a posture recognition system for a robotic sculpture, created award winning video games, and designed installations shown in exhibitions around the world. His installation work has been featured in WIRED Magazine, Adobe Magazine, and on the Discovery Channel. His games have been shown at GDC, E3, and EGX Rezzed. Recently, he has been creating local multiplayer games about unconventional topics like word usage (Word After Word—which won best multiplayer award at the A Maze festival) and painting (Sloppy Forgeries—which won best in show at Miami @ Play).