Enrico Gandolfi, Ph.D., is assistant professor in Educational Technology at Kent State University with the Research Center for Educational Technology. Previously he worked as an associate researcher at Luiss “Guido Carli” University of Rome, Italy. His research interests span games and simulations for learning, augmented and virtual reality, accessibility and critical design in education, digital interfaces for special populations, and instructional streaming. He is author of several journal articles (e.g., for Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, Convergence, Games and Culture, Simulation and Gaming, E-learning and Digital Media, Information Visualization, Feminist Media Studies, International Journal of Information and Learning Technology) and book chapters (for publishers like Routledge, MIT Press, ETC Press) about these topics, and of the monographs Piloti di Console (Edizioni Paoline, 2011), Nerd Generation (Mimesis, 2014) and Independent Videogames (Unicopli, 2015). He was co-P.I. and key personnel for grants awarded by GAR Foundation and National Endowment for Humanities. He teaches Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Games and Simulations, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Researching Issues in Educational Technology.
Post-Doc, Educational Technology Media Studies, Kent State University, Ph.D. in Social and Media Studies, La Sapienza University, Italy , M.A. in Communication Studies, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy, B.A. in Political Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University, Bologna, Italy
Educational Technology, online communities of practice, video games and simulations for education, media platforms, immersive technologies
Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed Methods, Critical Theory
2018 Grant for advanced teaching, Kent State University - University Teaching Council (UTC)
2017 Layers of History – grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH)
2016 Best article in analytical sociology – Academic journal