Katie Salen

A game designer, animator, and design educator. She has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Texas at Austin, Parsons School of Design, New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts.

Salen is one of the co-authors of Rules of Play, a textbook on game design, and the co-editor of the Rules of Play Anthology. Since 2003, she has been the Director of Graduate Students for the Design and Technology Program at Parsons The New School for Design, and she is the Executive Director of Institute of Play, which promotes game design as a non-traditional educational tool. In 2009, she helped launch Quest to Learn (Q2L), a new public school in Manhattan, New York City, for which she is the Executive Director of Design.