Appearances & Events

Dana Gold

Dana is Chief Operating Officer of Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh, where she supports the work of professionals resettling refugees, helping detained immigrant children, feeding the hungry, finding people jobs, caregivers and guardians and encouraging people facing every manner of life’s challenges. Previously in her career, Dana founded four non-profits. In Pittsburgh she founded Bridge House, a halfway house for men struggling to overcome homelessness and then, Sojourner House, where she worked with women and their children, battling to regain their families, torn apart by addiction. The other two organizations Gold created support children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in...

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Mark Deppe

Accomplished leader with demonstrated success in the planning and coordination of events and services that are consistently on target, within budget and executed with the highest level of excellence. Ability to provide strategic, tactical and planning guidance with measurable results. Self-proclaimed Chief Gaming Officer. Higher education intrapreneur. Creator of the first official esports program at a public research institution. Key competencies include: • Entrepreneur • Operations Management • Public Relations • Strategic Planning • Presentations / Training • Data Analysis • Contract Negotiation / Review • Team Leadership

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Craig G. Anderson

Craig G Anderson is a doctoral candidate studying the cognitive influences of playing video games. With an undergraduate degree specializing in psychology and master’s degree in digital media, Craig has focused on how games engage players and how the mechanics and principles they contain can be leveraged for prosocial or educational means. Craig is currently in the final stages of completing his dissertation focusing on how players react to failure in a notoriously challenging video game, Cuphead, and is conducting research to investigate the role of failure and persistence in esport competitions, viewing and coding gameplay from Super Smash Ultimate...

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Jason G. Reitman

Jason completed his BA in Psychology at Wesleyan University in 2015 and is now pursuing his PhD in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine working with Dr. Constance Steinkuehler in the Connected Learning Lab. His dissertation is exploring how teams can strategically communicate through technology to manage awareness, attention, and decision-making under pressure. Through his current work observing elite esports players, he aims to describe how systematically distributing information through a team can support tight coordination in the face of stressful events. Jason also studies developing teams to investigate how these teamwork skills can be trained and learned. As...

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Julia Corrin

Julia Corrin is the University Archivist for Carnegie Mellon University where she oversees the University’s physical and digital collections.  Prior to joining CMU she served as the Political Collections and Archivist at Arkansas State University. She received her master’s degree in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan.

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Craig M. Vogel

Craig M. Vogel, FIDSA is a professor in the School of Design in the College of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. He is the Past President and Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America. His research areas include how multi-functional teams can optimize early phases of innovation, inclusive design and service design. Vogel is the co-founder and current president of the Live Well Collaborative (livewellcollaborative.org). He has been advisor to several design programs in China during the last 20 years.

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Jonathan Cagan

Jonathan Cagan is the George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor of Mechanical Engineering and was co-founder of the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.  Globally known for his rigorous and effective approach to product innovation, Cagan teaches and leads innovation teams in both university and corporate settings. Cagan’s research on innovation processes and tools focuses on the practice and AI-based integration of individual and team-based design.

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Shelly Jones

Shelly Jones, PhD is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Delhi, where she teaches classes in mythology, literature, and writing. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from SUNY Binghamton. Outside of academia she is an active nerd who enjoys board games, Dungeons and Dragons, being outdoorsy, and

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Danielle Filipiak

I am an Assistant Professor of English Education through the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Most recently, I served as a researcher for the Institute of Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where I completed my Ph.D. in 2017. Here, I served as curriculum director for Cyphers for Justice, a youth development program apprenticing young people as critical social researchers through multiple literacies, hip hop and spoken word. I have over 15 years of experience working in city schools, including a decade of teaching and activism in Detroit, MI as well as adjuncting...

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Ilana Curtis

Ilana Curtis holds a BA in Architectural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. While at the University of Pittsburgh she received several fellowships to support her independent research on affordable housing and urban planning, which resulted in several publication projects.  Since 2016, Ilana has been involved with all aspects of Point Line Projects including managing the traveling exhibition, Now What?! Advocacy, Activism, and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968, editing the publication En Pointe, and developing publication projects. She currently leads marketing and editorial operations at Point Line Projects. Her expertise includes writing, editing, architectural research, branding, graphic design, and...

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