HEVGA Fellows Program

Established in 2017, The Higher Education Video Game Alliance Fellows Program recognizes senior scholars in the games domain who have made significant contribution to the field in design, theory, or research. HEVGA Fellows are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to games-based research and design in higher education. Fellows serve as integral ambassadors for the organization and are inducted as lifetime members.

BECOMING A FELLOW

Because fellowship is achieved by election, there is no fellowship application process and nominations may only be submitted and confirmed by current Fellows. Consideration of a candidate begins with their nomination, followed by an extensive and careful vetting process that results in a final ballot of current Fellows.

HEVGA FELLOWS

ESPEN AARSETH
IT University of Copenhagen
ROGER ALTIZER, JR.
University of Utah
STAFFAN BJÖRK
Gothenburg University, Sweden
IAN BOGOST
Georgia Institute of Technology

Naomi Clark
NYU

MIA CONSALVO
Concordia University
CLARA FERNÁNDEZ-VARA
NYU
MARY FLANAGAN
Dartmouth College
JAMES PAUL GEE
Arizona State University

D. Fox Harrell
MIT

CARRIE HEETER
Michigan State University
IAN HORSWILL
Northwestern University
ROBIN HUNICKE
University of California, Santa Cruz
HENRY JENKINS
University of Southern California
JESPER JUUL
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
ERIC KLOPFER
MIT

Tanya Krzywinska
FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY

FRANK LANTZ
NYU
BRENDA LAUREL
Independent Scholar
HENRY LOWOOD
Stanford University
COLLEEN MACKLIN
Parsons School of Design
MICHAEL MATEAS
University of California, Santa Cruz
FRANS MÄYRÄ
University of Tampere
NICK MONTFORT
MIT

Torill Elvira Mortensen
IT UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

JANET H. MURRAY
Georgia Tech
SCOT OSTERWEIL
MIT
RANDY PAUSCH *
Carnegie Mellon University
CELIA PEARCE
Northeastern University

Jane Pinckard
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ZORAN POPOVIC
University of Washington
BRENDA ROMERO
Independent Scholar
JESSE SCHELL
Carnegie Mellon University
MAGY SEIF EL-NASR
Northeastern University
JOHN SHARP
Parsons School of Design
ADRIENNE SHAW
Temple University
MIGUEL SICART
IT University of Copenhagen
T.L. TAYLOR
MIT
KATIE SALEN TEKINBAS
University of California, Irvine
KURT SQUIRE
University of California, Irvine
ANNIKA WAERN
Uppsala University
NOAH WARDRIP-FRUIN
University of California, Santa Cruz
JIM WHITEHEAD
University of California, Santa Cruz
R. MICHAEL YOUNG
University of Utah

José P. Zagal
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

ERIC ZIMMERMAN
NYU

FOUNDING FELLOWS

DREW DAVIDSON
Carnegie Mellon University
TRACY FULLERTON
University of Southern California
KATHERINE ISBISTER
University of California, Santa Cruz
ANDREW PHELPS
Rochester Institute of Technology
CONSTANCE STEINKUEHLER
University of California, Irvine