BiographyDr. Matthew White received a B.A. and B.Ed. from Cape Breton University in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He then completed a M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton in 2008. His recent Ph.D. work was completed at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and dealt with how video game players assimilate new information and play skills.
Dr. White joined Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in August 2012. Prior to working with Behrend, he studied Usability and User Experience at the University of Prince Edward Island, and was a professional Game Designer for an independent development studio called Snow Day Games.
A member of the Canadian Game Studies Association, Digital Games Research Association, and International Game Developer's Association, Dr. White's interdisciplinary work involves creating and playing games, as well as studying them and their larger effects and significance.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Game Design (Discipline and Methods)
User Experience Research
Sound and Music in Multimedia
Games and Society
Independent Development Communities
Music and Music Production