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Spencer Striker - Curriculum Vitae

Spencer Striker - Curriculum Vitae

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Spencer Striker's CV.

Faculty - Media Arts & Game Development
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

PhD Candidate - Educational Communications & Technology
University of Wisconsin at Madison

Founder & Executive Producer of the four-time Webby Award winning original series, GameZombie TV

Spencer Striker works for the Media Arts & Game Development Program at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater while simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Educational Communications & Technology, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His work seeks to synthesize research and practice toward becoming a designer of 21st Century learning environments that integrate new media production, web video, social media optimization, and the new web.

Digital Media and Learning Research Focus:
New Media effects on how we think, work, and live and the development of project-based 21st Century multimedia learning projects that compete and succeed on the web.
Spencer Striker's CV.

Faculty - Media Arts & Game Development
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

PhD Candidate - Educational Communications & Technology
University of Wisconsin at Madison

Founder & Executive Producer of the four-time Webby Award winning original series, GameZombie TV

Spencer Striker works for the Media Arts & Game Development Program at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater while simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Educational Communications & Technology, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His work seeks to synthesize research and practice toward becoming a designer of 21st Century learning environments that integrate new media production, web video, social media optimization, and the new web.

Digital Media and Learning Research Focus:
New Media effects on how we think, work, and live and the development of project-based 21st Century multimedia learning projects that compete and succeed on the web.

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 SPENCER STRIKER
LecturerMedia Arts & Game DevelopmentDepartment of CommunicationUniversity of Wisconsin at Whitewater800 W. Main Street, McGraw 104c, Whitewater, WI 53190(608) 301-5578, spencer.striker@gamezombie.tv
Objective
By working for the Media Arts & Game Development Program at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewaterwhile simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Communications & Technology,at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, I seek to synthesize research and practice toward becoming an expertdesigner of 21
st
Century learning environments that integrate new media production, web video, social mediaoptimization, and the new web.
Education
PhD, Educational Communications & Technology August 2009 May 2012 (expected)
Department of Curriculum & Instruction*School of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin at MadisonGPA: 4.0(*Ranked #1 by US News & World Report)
MS, Telecommunications August 2006 May 2008
New Media ProductionIndiana University at BloomingtonGPA: 3.89
BS, Radio-TV-Film August 1996 December 2001
Intensive Production SequenceUniversity of Texas at AustinGPA: 3.89, Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
BA, History August 1996 December 2001
University of Texas at AustinGPA: 3.89, High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Exchange Scholar January 2000 June 2000
La Sorbonne, Paris, FranceFrench Literature & ImpressionismGPA: 4.0
 
Spencer Striker, Curriculum Vitae, Page 2
Academic Appointments
Lecturer August 2009 present
Media Arts & Game DevelopmentUniversity of Wisconsin at Whitewater
 
Co-founder of the Media Arts & Game Development Program at UW-Whitewater
 
Designer of cutting edge, hands-on new media educational environments
 
Courses developed & taught: Web Video & the Game Industry – GameZombie TV, Social MediaOptimization & the New Web, Fundamentals of Video Production, Intro to Media Arts & GameDevelopment, Intro to Web Development; MAGD Internship Supervisor
Adjunct Professor January 2009 July 2009
Ivy Tech Community CollegeBloomington, IN
 
Courses developed & taught: Game Development, Web Development, Web Graphics
Adjunct Professor August 2008 May 2009
Indiana University at Bloomington
 
Awarded the opportunity to develop my award-winning Master’s Thesis Project, GameZombie TV, into anofficial IU Department of Telecommunications course.
 
Developed and taught the dynamic, interdisciplinary practicum, Web Video & the Game Industry –GameZombie TV.
 
Involved 100s of students from across the university, including majors from the Departments of Business,Theater & Drama, Journalism, Computer Science, Informatics, and Telecommunications.
Associate Instructor August 2006 May 2008
Indiana University at Bloomington
 
AI’d the following courses: Mark Deuze’s Age of Information, Andrew Bucksbarg’s Intro to MediaProduction, and Jim Krause’s Advanced HDTV Studio Production.
 
Responsibilities included teaching discussion sections, overseeing production, grading, and providingvaluable feedback to the instructor.
 
Oversaw advanced multimedia production in state of the art computer labs.
 
Taught and produced in a $2.5 million HDTV studio--one of very few on a university campus in the UnitedStates.
Skills
Nonlinear Digital Editing & Motion Graphics Design
 Including Final Cut Pro Editing Suite, (Final Cut Pro, Motion, LiveType)
 I am at the expert level. I have trained over 100 editors and produced over 400 videos, of which I’ve had a hand inthe editing of every one.
 
Spencer Striker, Curriculum Vitae, Page 3
Scripting Languages, Graphics Design, & Web Development:
Including the Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash), and BBEdit
I am at the advanced level. I’m extremely proficient with Photoshop, and skilled with BBEdit, Dreamweaver, andFlash. As a web team leader and web development instructor, I communicate clearly and effectively with bothnovices and computer scientists alike regarding coding, execution, and desired outcomes.
TV Studio Production, (multi-camera direction and advanced lighting):
I was the instructor for HDTV Studio Production at Indiana University, (first associate, then full), where I taughtand actively produced in one of the only fully equipped hi-definition studios in a national university, facilitiesvalued at over $2.5 million. One of GameZombie’s most successful productions, ButtonMashers, includes 14episodes produced over 2 seasons, featuring the collaboration of hundreds of students, advanced lighting,editing, motion graphics, writing, live camera switching, and improvisational performance. ButtonMashers hasaccumulated millions of video views on the web.
 Writing & Producing for Books, Games, Film, TV, & the Web
Collected works include 2 self-published novels, 3 feature scripts, (including an award-winner), a game designdocument, and a fully conceptualized secondary world, called ‘The World Without A Name,” (over 1,000 pagesin length).
“Bad Blood Born” on Google Books
http://books.google.com/books?id=jiMDXQ8dYwsC&lpg=PP1&dq=inauthor%3A%22Spencer%20Striker%22&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false 
“Fury & Redemption” on Google Books:
http://books.google.com/books?id=QWS9FnLSJgcC&lpg=PP1&dq=inauthor%3A%22Spencer%20Striker%22&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false 
Project Management
Starting in the fall of 2006, I built the GameZombie project from scratch. To date, over 400 students have workedon and benefited from the project. Currently, GameZombie’s cohesive team consists of approximately 80 talentedstudents collaborating between the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and Indiana University atBloomington. I built this team in an effort to execute an ambitious and rewarding new media design project, andthrough fastidious organization, hard work, and leadership skill, I molded a smart, flexible, and highlyproductive student-run media organization.
Current Courses
Media Arts & Game DevelopmentUniversity of Wisconsin at Whitewater
 
Courses Developed & Taught, August 2009 – present:
 
MAGD 150 - Intro to Media Arts & Game Development
 
MAGD 270 - Intro to Web DevelopmentCOMM 238 – Fundamentals of Video ProductionCOMM 285 - Social Media Optimization & the New WebCOMM 294 - Web Video & the Game Industry – GameZombie TVCOMM 493M - MAGD Internship Supervisor

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