Mark Chen

Summer 2011 Fellow

Mark’s research focuses on teamwork, communication, and group expertise in situated gaming cultures. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, looking at the practice of a group of gamers in the online game World of Warcraft. He is currently a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Washington Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (UWISME) and the Advancing Games as Innovative Learning Environments (AGILE) group, helping to evaluate player learning of science and math games such as Foldit and Refraction. Prior to doctoral work, Mark was the webmaster and a web game developer for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. He holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Reed College and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area as a child of the 80s. You can read more about Mark on his blog at