Barbara Chamberlin, PhD
Extension Instructional Design and Educational Technology Specialist
New Mexico State University
Dr. Chamberlin directs research and development of games in the NMSU Learning Games Lab, where she researches games preferences and use, as well as new trends in computer games for education. She leads research on game development at the lab, and serves as an instructional designer on new educational projects. In addition she submits several grants each year, seeking funding for the development of educational media in many content areas.
She is currently working on a wide variety of projects, including exergames and gaming projects in math and science, food safety, and obesity prevention. In the past few years, NMSU’s game development team has begun investigating the use of physical interfaces with games and creating new games that encourage users to move. Previously a stand-up comic, Chamberlin speaks nationally on a variety of topics, including technology use with youth.