Area Head for Games
Areas of Specializationcomputer game development and design, interactive narrative, serious games and simulations, educational games
Monica Evans has designed and developed experimental and educational games with numerous university partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The University of Texas System, the United States Department of Defense (TRADOC and JFCOM), Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and multiple arts institutions in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. In addition to teaching, Evans coordinates the gaming program as well as the Game Production Lab, a sequence of industry simulation courses which focus on the creation of innovative student games. Evans’ latest work includes both large-scale projects in educational games, informal learning, and simulation; and independent projects on such topics as the dynamics of string quartets, classic literature, post-scarcity science fiction, and orchid hunters. She also directs the Narrative Systems Research Lab within ATEC.
EducationPhD, Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2007
MA, Arts and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2004
BA, Plan II Honors and BA, English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002