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Gregory P. Garvey, MFA, MSVS, BS holds the appointment of full Professor of Game Design & Development at Quinnipiac University. He is the founder and first Director (2011-2019) of the Game Design & Development Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. He is currently a Fellow of the Peoples United Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Also at Quinnipiac he has held previous appointments as Fellow of the Collaborative for Interdisciplinary and Integrated Studies (CIIS), Fellow of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and as Visiting Fellow in the Arts. Prior to his academic appointments he worked in the games industry starting in companies such as Parker Brothers (Beverly, MA) and Spinnaker Software (Cambridge, MA). Other appointments include as Associate Artist of the Digital Media Center for the Arts at Yale University (now the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media). Prior to joining Quinnipiac University, he was Chair of the Department of Design Art at Concordia University in Montreal and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Design Institute. From 1983-85 he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT.


  • MFA, University of Wisconsin...
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute Technology

Areas of Expertise

  • Games, Game Design, Social Impacts of Games


  • Game Design & Development

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 3 305

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC3


Quinnipiac University

Fellow, Peoples United Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

2021 - 2022

Quinnipiac University

Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Hamden, CT, USA

2019 - 2020

Quinnipiac University

Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Arts & Sciences

Hamden, CT, USA

2013 - 2017

Yale University

Instructor, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics: Technology and Ethics Summer Institute

New Haven, CT. USA

2012 - 2012

Quinnipiac University

Founder and First Director, Game Design & Development Program

Hamden, CT, USA

2011 - 2019

Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor, Interactive Digital Design

Hamden, CT. USA

2001 - 2011

Yale University

Associate Artist, Digital Media Center for the Arts

New Haven, CT USA

2000 - 2001

Quinnipiac University

Visiting Fellow in the Arts and Associate Professor

Hamden, CT. USA

1999 - 2001

Concordia University

Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Design Art

Montréal, QC, Canada

1995 - 2021

Spinnaker Software

Game Artist

Cambridge, Massachusetts

1984 - 1986

Parker Brothers

Coordinator of Computer Graphics and Sound

Beverly, Massachusetts

1983 - 1984

Professional Designation