Scott Swearingen Promoted to Associate Professor

May 19, 2023

Scott Swearingen Promoted to Associate Professor

Scott Swearingen, Associate Professor

The Department of Design at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Swearingen to the rank of Associate Professor.

With a research focus in game design for social good and the design of game mechanics for enhancing collaborative play, Scott's work cultivates the human experience of connectivity across a variety of physical and social boundaries. His award-winning games and other works have been exhibited at national and international conferences and shows including SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH-ASIA, CURRENTS New Media, GLS, IEEE-GEM, IFIP-ICEC, Montreal Independent Games Festival, and HASTAC. Prior to joining Ohio State, Scott worked in the video game industry for over ten years as a game designer, level designer, and environment artist at multiple studios including MAXIS, Electronic Arts, and Gearbox Software. Here, Scott collaborated on a variety of award-winning games and franchises including Medal of Honor, Brothers in Arms, The Simpsons, Dead Space, and The Sims while working with large interdisciplinary teams comprised of engineers, artists, designers, and writers.

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