Brian Alspach

Curriculum Vitae

July, 2014

Professional Experience
  • E-Line Media, a leading publisher and developer of game-based learning products and services. Founding employee and Executive Vice President, 2008-Present.
  • Verus Partners, venture capital advisory firm specializing in the design and creation of workflow solutions that blend real-world and technology components. Founder, 2005-2008.
  • National Healthcare Resources (later Concentra), a healthcare and insurance services firm. Various operational and technology roles including divisional Vice President of Operations, 1999-2005.
Games and Game-Based Learning Projects
  • qCraft (in collaboration with TeacherGaming, Dan200, CalTech et al) -- Original Minecraft mod and curriculum designed to introduce key concepts from quantum physics and quantum computing to young people. Franchise General Manager.
  • MinecraftEdu (in collaboration with TeacherGaming) -- educational edition of the massively popular independent game. General Manager responsible for publishing operations and learning services for E-Line Media.
  • Girls Scouts Game Design Patch (in collaboration with Women In Games International and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles) -- first ever official Girl Scout patch program and curriculum in game design.
  • The National STEM Video Game Challenge (in collaboration with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop) -- national youth game design competition for middle and high school students. Franchise General Manager.
  • Gamestar Mechanic -- an online game, curriculum and community designed to teach critical and systems thinking skills to young people as they learn to design, make and share their own videogames. Franchise General Manager.
Speaking Engagements, Panels and Workshop Sessions
  • American Association of School Librarians Conference
  • Digital Family Summit
  • FETC
  • Games For Change Conference
  • Games For Change Latin America Conference
  • ISTE
  • Lincoln Center Education
  • National Writing Project Annual Conference
  • SXSWEdu
  • Toronto Kids International Film Festival
Articles, Videos, Talks and Media Appearances

The College of New Jersey, BA in English with a Philosophy Minor, 2001.

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