Ira Fay, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Game Design, holds a Master of Entertainment Technology and a Master of Information Systems Management, both from Carnegie Mellon University. His B.S., in Computer Science, is also from Carnegie Mellon University.
His primary research interests are in educational games, best practices in game design and development, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
He is the CEO of Fay Games, a game development studio primarily focused on games for educational impact. He previously co-founded the undergraduate game design and development program at Quinnipiac University, where he was an Assistant Professor of Game Design and Development. Before beginning his academic career, Ira was a Senior Game Designer at Electronic Arts (Pogo.com), where he led Pogo iPhone game development and released several top web games. Prior to Pogo, Ira worked at Z-Axis (Activision) on X-Men 3, at Maxis on The Sims 2, and at Walt Disney Imagineering on ToonTown Online. He is also a published board game designer.
Personal website: http://irafay.com
Recent and Upcoming Courses
CS-0319: Interdisciplinary Game Project (Spring 2014)
CS-0227: Designing Treasure Hunts (Spring 2014)
CS-0144: Introduction to Game Design (Fall 2013)
CS-0192: Introduction to Game Programming (Fall 2013)