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Casey O'Donnell Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Media and Information


Casey O’Donnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. His research examines the creative collaborative work of videogame design and development. This research examines the cultural and collaborative dynamics that occur in both professional “AAA” organizations and formal and informal “independent” game development communities. His research has spanned game development companies from the United States to India.

His first book, “Developer’s Dilemma” is published by MIT Press.

Casey’s research publications can be found on his personal website.

Casey is also an active game developer, releasing “Osy,” in 2011, “Against the Gradient,” in 2012, “GLITcH” in 2013 and “Sparks of Eternity,” in 2014. Other games can be found on his website.

Casey’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Research Interests:
Game Design and Development, Serious Games, Digital Anthropology and Qualitative Research Design

Work 404 Wilson Road, Room 415 Communication Arts and Sciences Building Michigan State University East Lansing MI 48824
Work Phone: (517) 884-4538 Website: Casey O'Donnell website
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