Innovator. Designer. Educator. Visionary. Researcher. Writer. Game player. Creator.
Dr. Kat Schrier
Dr. Karen (Kat) Schrier is an Associate Professor, Director of the Play Innovation Lab, and Director of the Games and Emerging Media program at Marist College. She is the author of We the Gamers: How Games Teach Ethics & Civics, published by Oxford University Press (2021), and Knowledge Games, published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2016). She has previously edited two book series, Ethics and Game Design and Learning, Education, & Games. She was a Belfer Fellow with the ADL’s Center for Technology & Society, and she is co-PI for a Templeton Grant on designing VR games for empathy. Prior to joining the Marist College faculty, she worked as a media producer at Scholastic, Nickelodeon, and BrainPOP. She has a doctorate from Columbia University, a master’s from MIT, and a bachelor’s from Amherst College.
Areas of Expertise
Designing for empathy, ethics, care, and inclusion
Games and learning
Writing, research, and teaching