Constance Steinkuehler,
Lead faculty

Constance Steinkuehler is a Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine and Principal Investigator in the Game Culture and Cognition Lab. She has published two books and more than ninety articles and chapters on thinking and reasoning related to videogames.

Constance serves on the advisory board for the UCI Esports Program and Chairs the UCI Diversity and Inclusion in Esports Task Force. She formerly served as Senior Policy Analyst under the Obama administration in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, advising on games and digital media, and she is the founder and former President of the Higher Education Video Games Alliance, an academic organization of game-related programs in higher education. Her work has been featured in Science, Wired, USA Today, New York Times, LA Times, ABC, CBS, CNN NPR, BBC and The Chronicle of Higher Education.