Dr. Scott Martin
Dr. Martin is an educator, inventor, composer, entrepreneur, and mentor. He is the Founding Director of both the Mason Computer Game Design Program and the Virginia Serious Game Institute, a game and simulation focused start-up accelerator. Dr. Martin possesses education and research expertise in both the sciences and the arts, studying both Music Composition at the Peabody Conservatory, and Electrical and Audio Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. At Mason, Dr. Martin has taught courses from philosophy, theory, and criticism, to audio engineering, digital arts, and business entrepreneurship. He is also a visiting fellow at the Serious Game Institute at the University of Coventry in England, and Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed publication Journal of Computer Games and Communication (Macroworld Press). Doctor Martin sits on multiple for-profit and nonprofit boards in the Washington DC region, and holds several education technology-related patents. His areas of research include virtual inter-professional education and practice, game education pedagogical theories and structures, and next-gen K-12 distant education solutions and virtual pedagogical assessment.