Jennifer Jenson is Associate Professor of Pedagogy and Technology in the Faculty of Education at York University. She is currently co-editor of Loading…:The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association and president of the Canadian Game Studies Association. Working with Suzanne de Castell (Simon Fraser University) and a team of students, she has co-designing an educational game, “Contagion” and is currently working on two new games, “Epidemic: Self-Care for Crisis” and a Baroque music game. She has just completed a 3-year study of gender and digital gameplay, and has begun another on novice players and new game controllers. She has published widely on education, technology, gender, design and development of digital games, and technology policy. She is co-editor of Worlds in Play: International Perspectives on Digital Game Research (Peter Lang Press, 2007) with Suzanne de Castell and lead author of Policy Unplugged (McGill-Queens University Press, 2007) with Chloe Brushwood Rose and Brian Lewis.
Digital game studies, new media, pedagogy and technology, gender and technology, multimedia and online content/design issues in education, educational gaming, and cultural studies of technology, and the design and development of educational games.