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Academic

Faculty Involvement

Department: English

Phone: 317-940-9547
E-mail: jngoldsm@butler.edu
Courses:
  • FYS 101 - Contemporary Writers
  • EN 381-02 Jane Austen
  • EN 393 Special Topics in Lit: Video / Game / Narrative

Game Element:
EN 393 - Course on video games
EN 381-02 - Teaches Austen through the idea of games and character development
FYS 101 - Gamified course in which students "level up" their grade.

Game Bio:
Dr. Jason Goldsmith is associate professor of English. A lifelong gamer, he has employed game elements in courses ranging from Jane Austen to the First-Year Seminar. He also regularly offers a course on video games and narrative theory. He has presented on gamification at GenCon and delivered multiple talks on games in higher education in Vienna, Austria, where he has provided consulting services for independent game developers. In 2014 he was awarded an Innovation Grant to develop a video game lab at Butler University.

Department: Entertainment Media and Journalism - CCOM

Phone: 317-940-3280
E-mail: lfarquha@butler.edu
Courses:
  • SPM 101 Introduction to Sports Media
  • SPM 480 Media Entrepreneurship

Game Element:
SPM 101 - Survey of the sports industry which incorporates gaming and esports.
SPM 480 - Students create a business plan in the realm of sports media which can include games.

Game Bio:
Dr. Lee Farquhar is an associate professor of Journalism and Sports Media. Prior to arriving at Butler, he worked for eight years at Samford University, teaching broadcast news and sports media courses. His professional experience is primarily in radio and television broadcasting. He has also worked as a freelance videographer, shooting video for Kansas State University and MTV. His research combines social media and social psychological theories. He current research focuses on social media use, parenting styles, and parent-child value congruence.

Department: Pharmacy

Game Bio:
Dr. Carriann Smith is professor of pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has experience using online and in person poverty simulations and has published the impact of these simulations on attitudes toward people in poverty.

Department: Entertainment Media and Journalism

Phone: 317-940-5980
E-mail: rprogers@butler.edu
Courses:
  • SPM 120 Introduction to Sports Production
  • SPM 311 E-sports
  • SPM 320 Live Sports Production

Game Element:
SPM 311 - Explores the industry of esports, its history, its future and the psychological impact of videos.
SPM 120 - Introduction into the production elements of sports including esports and game streaming.
SPM 320 - Students learn how to create content to broadcast games, including gaming and streaming.

Game Bio:
Dr. Ryan Rogers, assistant professor in Entertainment Media and Journalism, has 12 peer-reviewed publications on the subject of video games and a book regarding the impact of games on players. He is currently editing a book on esports. He teaches courses on video games as well as video production and live broadcast. He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, an MA from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His professional experience includes: FOX Sports, ESPN, the NFL Network, and a Harry Potter film.  

Department: College of Education

Phone: 317-940-8028
E-mail: sbloom@butler.edu
Courses:
  • HN 300 - Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar

Game Element:
Exploration of puzzles and games (Doublets, Syzygies, Logical Syllogisms, Word Games, Word Puzzles, Logic Puzzles, Logic Games, and their modern offshoots) authored by Lewis Carroll in those works and in his numerous books and hundreds of other publications. Through individual research projects, and via the explorations and discussion engaged in by the entire group throughout the course, students will come to know of the wide range of Lewis Carroll's works and interests, focus on a particular work/interest, and create and share projects that demonstrate their enhanced understandings of his work.

Department: Philosophy, Religion and Classics

Game Bio:
Dr. James F. McGrath is the Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature and the Faculty Director of the Core Curriculum at Butler University. He is the creator of Canon: The Card Game and has presented at Gen Con twice, as well as at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, on gamification in general as well as specifically in relation to the areas he teaches on in religion (with particular focus on the Bible, science fiction, and music).

Department: College of Education

E-mail: jfarrell@butler.edu
Courses:
  • HN 300 - Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar

Game Element:
Exploration of puzzles and games (Doublets, Syzygies, Logical Syllogisms, Word Games, Word Puzzles, Logic Puzzles, Logic Games, and their modern offshoots) authored by Lewis Carroll in those works and in his numerous books and hundreds of other publications. Through individual research projects, and via the explorations and discussion engaged in by the entire group throughout the course, students will come to know of the wide range of Lewis Carroll's works and interests, focus on a particular work/interest, and create and share projects that demonstrate their enhanced understandings of his work.

Game Bio:
Jeremiah Farrell has been teaching in Butler's Math Department since September 1966.  He currently teaches two courses in the Honors Program, one in the Fall on the late Martin Gardner for 23 years the editor of the "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American magazine.  The second course is about "Alice in Wonderland" using Gardner's annotated book. Farrell, with his wife Karen, is also editor of the quarterly Word Ways  on recreational topics.  He also has contributed vastly at the 13 "Gathering for Gardner" events  and at many of the 38 "International Puzzle Party" events. You can find more of his works on his Selected Works page.