Wanda Gregory is an IAS lecturer with a focus on game design, transmedia storytelling, virtual world design, and interactive media and entrepreneurship at UW Bothell. She was also the Founding Director of the Center for Serious Play at UWB.
Prior to teaching, Wanda worked extensive in the media industry beginning in print working at the Seattle Times where she launched a publication for high school students before moving into the game industry. In this capacity she worked as Associate Producer for the Imagination Network a subsidiary of Sierra Online; Senior Director of Online Media for Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro; Group Product Manager on the Xbox Live team; Executive Producer for Interactive Entertainment at Hidden City Games; and Vice President and Executive Producer for Flowplay overseeing the development of an MMO for tweens and teens.
Wanda is a three-time graduate of the UW, where she received a B.A. in English Literature, M.B.A. from the Foster School of Business and M.A. in Communications with a focus on digital media and games. During this period she also worked as a research assistant at the Human Interface Technology Lab (HitLab) on the Seattle campus. Currently Wanda is pursuing her Ph.D through SMARTlab at the University College of Dublin with a focus on games and health.
Recent Courses Taught
Games for change
Future of Chick Lit – gender and games
Introduction to interactive media