Assistant Professor & Associate Director for the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering , ATEC
Office: ATEC 1.910
Curriculum Vitae: Marjorie Zielke's CV
Areas of Specialization: cyberpsychology, virtual humans and synthetic societies, and interactive project management
PhD in Humanities - Aesthetic Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas
MBA, The University of Texas at Arlington
Master's Degree in International Business, University of Dallas
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Marjorie A. Zielke, PhD, is an assistant professor of Arts and Technology and Associate Director of the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering at UT Dallas.
Dr. Zielke is the UT Dallas principal investigator on several serious game projects oriented toward professional development and education in both the military culture and medical sectors to include the First Person Cultural Trainer (FPCT), sponsored by TRADOC G2 Intelligence Support Activity; An Interactive Respiratory Training Game for Undergraduate Nursing Students, sponsored by the Transforming Undergraduate Education (TUE) program at UT Systems through the UT Arlington College of Nursing (UTACON); and the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, a web-based educational blended-learning portal called NursingAP.com, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through UTACON.
Dr. Zielke is also the site principal investigator on a social-media based educational game to enhance Physician/Nurse communication sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) through collaboration with UTACON and Baylor Health Care System.
Several of Dr. Zielke's projects have won national and international awards. One project in conjunction with Dr. Judy LeFlore from UTACON - "Can Game Play Teach Student Nurses How to Save Lives?" - is a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate. NursingAP.com tied for first place as Best Demonstration Project at the "Innovations in Health Science Education" conference sponsored by the six health science campuses within the UT System. Also, Dr. Zielke along with Dr. LeFlore won first place in January 2011 at the 11th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in the category of Emerging and Innovative Technologies & Methods.
Further, FPCT won the government category in the Serious Games Competition at the Interservice/Interindustry Training and Simulation Conference (IITSEC) in 2011. FPCT also won first place in the "Innovations in Department of Defense Gaming" competition at the GameTech 2011 Conference in Orlando, Florida. In addition, FPCT won the cross function award from the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) in January 2010 and was also a finalist for the Governor's Cup at IITSEC in Orlando, Florida in 2009.
Dr. Zielke is the co-chair of the Business Practice Committee for the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition and the upcoming Vice President for Education for the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS). She has also been recently named the Deputy Chairman of the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition (NMSC). She is frequently an invited speaker at well-known national and international conferences that focus on game-based simulation to include IITSEC, the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), GameTech and Meaningful Play at Michigan State University. She teaches classes - through face-to-face, online and blended formats - in cyberpsychology, virtual humans and synthetic societies, interactive project management, and transformational technology development. She has several years of industry management experience in elearning and ebusiness development.