I am Professor of Digital Media and Head of the Digital Media Department at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. I currently also serve as the Program Director of the Digital Media PhD degree program as well as the eSports undergraduate minor.
Prior to my affiliation with Drexel I held academic teaching, research and executive management positions at Vienna University of Technology, Austria, at the Department of Computer Science at Arizona State University, at Danube University Krems, Austria, where I also chaired the Academic Senate, and the KPH Vienna/Krems, Austria, for which I served as Rektor.
My research focuses on theory and practice of the educational use of digital media and computer games. My work has been the starting point for the development of the physics learning game Ludwig, recipient of the German Game Developer Award 2011. More recently, I started to work on research related to the production of immersive audio for VR/AR applications.