Faculty Contact Information

Faculty Contact Information

Meet the Entertainment Arts & Engineering Team



Roger Altizer, PhD.

Co-founder, Associate Professor, Director of Digital Medicine, Center for Medical Innovation
  (801) 585-7842
 roger.altizer@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 205

Roger Altizer, PhD.

Co-founder, Associate Professor, Director of Digital Medicine, Center for Medical Innovation
Roger Altizer, Jr. (Rahjur) is the co-founder of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program at the University of Utah. He also co-founded an indie game co-op, Game Makers Anonymous, designed and developed indie and medical games, and spent a decade as a games journalist. He frequently is a guest commentator on games issues both locally and nationally and has presented his games research at international conferences. He has also appeared in a Penny Arcade comic and has had his work appear on G4’s Attack of the Show. When not teaching, studying, or making games he enjoys the rare occasion to play them, preferably with friends. Roger got his start as a video game tester.
  (801) 585-7842
 roger.altizer@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 205

Ryan Brown

Assistant Professor, Game Art and Technical Art
 Ryan.Bown@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 230

Ryan Brown

Assistant Professor, Game Art and Technical Art
Ryan Bown received his BFA in sculpture from Brigham Young University in 2008 and his MFA in Entertainment Arts and Engineering from the University of Utah in 2012. Prior to working in the games Industry he devoted a decade (1998-2008) to creating and showing Fine Art works at Galleries and Museums throughout the United States and abroad. Having a love for art and video games, he decided to fuse the two passions together. Over the past five years he has worked on half a dozen published games which include EIRE and Disney Infinity. At the University of Utah he teaches modeling, texturing and Art in the Unreal Engine.
 Ryan.Bown@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 230

Ashley Brown, PhD.

Assistant Professor
 ashley@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 213

Ashley Brown, PhD.

Assistant Professor
Moving from across the Atlantic, Dr. Ashley Brown recently joined the EAE teaching faculty in Autumn 2016. She previously taught at Brunel University London in the United Kingdom. Ashley’s teaching focuses are on user experience and design and her research interests include emergent gamelay. She has many publications which can be viewed here.
 ashley@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 213

Rogelio Cardona-Rivera

Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program
 rogelio@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 205

Rogelio Cardona-Rivera

Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program
Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera is an Assistant Professor of the School of Computing and the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program. He researches technologies to improve game design and development through artificial intelligence. Rogelio has been a recipient of the National GEM Fellowship, the Department of Energy’s Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, and in 2017 was recognized as a “New and Future Educator in AI” by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Rogelio has published at diverse, high-impact venues in and around intelligent narrative technologies, and his work has been recognized with a Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) in 2012, a Best Student Paper on a Cognitive Science Topic at the Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative in 2012, and an Honorable Mention for Best Paper at the ACM Computer-Human Interaction Conference in 2016. Rogelio received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and has interned as a computational narratologist at Sandia National Laboratories and Disney Research.
 rogelio@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 205

Bob Kessler, Ph.D.

Executive Director and Founder, Professor, School of Computing
 kessler@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 250

Bob Kessler, Ph.D.

Executive Director and Founder, Professor, School of Computing
There is just too much to say about Bob. You owe it to yourself to meet him.
 kessler@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 250

Mark van Langeveld, PhD.

Co-founder, Professor, Lecturer, Game Engineering
 Mark.vanLangeveld@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 217

Mark van Langeveld, PhD.

Co-founder, Professor, Lecturer, Game Engineering
Mark Christensen van Langeveld received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in 1985, his M.A. in Design at the University of California Los Angeles in 1990, his M.B.A from Northwestern University in 1999, his M.S.E in Computer Graphics and Game Technology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Computing at the University of Utah in 2009. His dissertation was on “The Educational Impact of Digital Visualization Tools on Digital Character Production Computer Science Courses” and his doctoral research was on Entertainment Arts and Engineering Interdisciplinary Education. His industry experience included designing and directing interactive music videos for Sting and Peter Gabriel, working on several AAA video games in varied rolls, and designing and directing the first major interactive TV (I-TV) show at Microsoft that was called Vine Street. His passion is to teach in the intersection of art and engineering.
 Mark.vanLangeveld@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 217

Corrine Lewis, MFA

Assistant Professor Lecturer, Associate Instructor, Game Narrative and Writing
 corrinne.lewis@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 225

Corrine Lewis, MFA

Assistant Professor Lecturer, Associate Instructor, Game Narrative and Writing
More coming soon.
 corrinne.lewis@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 225

Gabe Olsen

Assistant Professor, Game Art
 gabe.olson@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 209

Gabe Olsen

Assistant Professor, Game Art
More coming soon.
 gabe.olson@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 209

Brian Salisbury, MFA

Associate Professor, Game Art
 salisbury@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 218

Brian Salisbury, MFA

Associate Professor, Game Art
More coming soon.
 salisbury@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 218

Michael Young

Deputy Director, Professor, Game Engineering
 young@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 2226

Michael Young

Deputy Director, Professor, Game Engineering
More coming soon.
 young@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 2226

Jose Zagal, PhD.

AssociateProfessor, Game Design
 jpzagal@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 221

Jose Zagal, PhD.

AssociateProfessor, Game Design
We are so happy to have game scholar and designer Jose Zagal for the 20146-17 academic year! Jose comes to us from DePaul University, where he is an Assistant Professor of Game Development, Human Computer Interaction, Interactive Media in the School of Cinema and Interactive Media. Jose has many publications and research projects under his belt, click here to learn more.
 jpzagal@eae.utah.edu
 Building 72, Room 221

Affiliated Faculty


ALF SEEGERT

CEM YUKSEL

Associate and Industry Instructors


MATTHEW ANDERSON

JOE BARNES

GREG BAYLES

ROBIN CONOVER

WORTH DALEY

SARAH GATES

ALEXANDER JOHNSTONE

MIKE LOTT

PAUL MATTSON

JOHN-PAUL OWNBY

JOE OLSON

JEFF PETERS

CHRIS SHEN

RYAN WOOD