Carrie Germeroth is a Managing Senior Researcher at Marzano Research in Denver Colorado. Her research centers on early-childhood development and learning and early-childhood classroom quality. Her work appears in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Early Child Development and Care, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, American Journal of Play, and Phi Delta Kappan. Most recently, she was a coauthor on a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Play. Elena Bodrova, is the Director for Research and Development at Tools of the Mind and a Research Fellow at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University. Crystal Day-Hess is Assistant Director at the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy. Her work has been published in such journals as Early Education and Development and NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field. Jane Barker is a senior research scientist with Seattle Public Schools. Her publications have focused on experiments exploring environmental cues and inhibitory control in young children. Julie Sarama is the Kennedy Endowed Chair in Innovative Learning Technologies and Professor at the University of Denver. Her research has been published in scores of journal articles, books, book chapters, and other publications. Doug Clements, Kennedy Endowed Chair and Professor at the University of Denver, is a researcher and curriculum developer and has published hundreds of research studies in books, book chapters, and additional publications. Carolyn Layzer is a senior research associate at Abt Associates in Boston. She leads evaluations of early learning curricula.
Peter D. McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Game Design at DePaul University and a fellow at the DePaul Humanities Center. He currently directs the Prototype Iterate and Playtest Space (PIPS) and has designed several games as part of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab at the University of Chicago. His work has been published in Games & Culture, Analog Game Studies, Loading…, and The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and the Digital Humanities.
Evangeline E. Nwokah is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and holds the Woolfolk Endowed Chair in Child Language at Our Lady of the Lake University, Texas. She has authored articles on child and family word play, verbal humor in children with hearing loss, games, pastimes and toys in African countries, and teen parent language and literacy programs. Her books include Play as Engagement and Communication. Vanessa Hernandez is a pediatric speech language pathologist in Texas and former graduate student at Our Lady of the Lake University. Her research focuses on creative naming in children’s literature, and she has coauthored work on slapstick humor in children’s literature. Erin Miller is a pediatric speech language pathologist in Texas and former graduate student at Our Lady of the Lake University. Her research focuses on children’s story retelling, and she has coauthored work on slapstick humor in children’s literature. Ariana Garza is a graduate student in communication sciences and disorders at Our Lady of the Lake University, and her research focuses on language play and child narratives with wordless picture books.
Steve Wilcox is Assistant Professor of Game Design and Development at Wilfrid Laurier University. He cofounded First Person Scholar, a middle-state (between blog and journal) publication on games and culture. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Game Studies 101 website, a crowd-sourced and curated archive of games, criticism, and scholarship. His research focuses on using games as tools for mobilizing knowledge between bodies, communities, and cultures.