Karen Schrier

About Karen Schrier

Karen Schrier is a media and game designer, producer, and educator. She is an Associate Professor and Director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Marist College, where she also heads the Play Innovation Lab and teaches game design, interactive media, UI/UX, and transmedia storytelling. For 2018-2019, she is also a Belfer Fellow for the Center for Technology & Society at the ADL. While earning her doctorate at Columbia University, she created websites, apps, and games at a number of companies, including Scholastic, BrainPOP, Nickelodeon and ESI Design. Dr. Schrier edited Learning, Education & Games, published by ETC Press in 2014 and 2016. She is also the author of Knowledge Games, a book on games and problem solving, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Karen holds a doctorate in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University, a master’s degree from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. Thesis: Revolutionizing History Education: Using Augmented Reality Games to Teach Histories