About Me

Welcome to the design & research website of Nathan Prestopnik.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Ithaca College. I study serious games and gamification with a design-oriented, human-computer interaction (HCI) mindset.

I earned my Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies in April 2013. I also hold dual bachelor degrees in film production and history (focusing especially on military history), an M.S. in New Media, and an M.Phil. in Information Science.

Currently, I am working on a 2D adventure game, Arena, to facilitate second language vocabulary comprehension. I'm also working with my students on a new project exploring virtual reality (VR) environments in support of personal information management (PIM) tasks.

Before embarking on an academic career, I was an interactive developer and user experience designer in Los Angeles, CA, Clifton Park, NY, and Syracuse, NY.

Feel free to contact me or see my CV.

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