Jessica HammerJessica Hammer is a Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Fellow at Columbia University, a founding member of the Teachers College EGGPLANT game research laboratory and a member of the Creativity Research Group.  She is the lead designer and researcher for the Advance game project, on which she is writing her dissertation.  Her larger research interests include stories, games, communities, gender, creativity and learning.  She also developed the game design course sequence for the Communications, Computing and Technology program at Teachers College Columbia University.  Before joining the department, Jessica worked as a writer, consultant and game designer with an emphasis on serious games and social software.  She has taught at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, consulted for both academic and business clients, and worked at noted New York game company Gamelab.  She received a masters degree in interactive telecommunications from NYU and her BA in computer science from Harvard University.  In her free time, she runs an experimental storytelling group in New York City.

Her full CV is available for download here. [pdf]

She can be reached at jh2354 [at] columbia [dot] edu.

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