Matthew Farber

Matthew Farber, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy program at the University of Northern Colorado. His research is at the intersection of teacher education, learning technologies, and game-based learning. He ponders how educators use games in their classrooms to give students agency, while also teaching skills of empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking. Dr. Farber is a former classroom teacher who led the way in bringing games to the classroom, as an academic on the topic and as an author about the implementation of games in the classroom. Dr. Farber has been invited to the White House, and he has been interviewed about games and learning by NPR, Fox News Radio, USA TODAY and The Wall Street Journal. He is also an Edutopia blogger, a Certified BrainPOP Educator, and he is in the iCivics Educator Network.  His book, Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning — Revised Edition (Peter Lang, 2017) features a foreword from USA TODAY’s Greg Toppo. He is the also co-editor of The Game Jam Guide (Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press, 2017). His newest book, Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games (Peter Lang, in production), has a foreword from James Paul Gee.