Carly Finseth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Boise, Idaho

Carly Finseth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Boise, Idaho

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I'm an assistant professor of English at Boise State University where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in user experience, usability, and interaction design; documentation and instructional design; and technical writing. My book Teach Like a Gamer: Adapting the Instructional Design of Digital Role-Playing Games is forthcoming from McFarland Books.

I have more than 15 years of experience in publications management, writing, editing, and design. I also have several years of professional experience as a project engineer in the semiconductor industry. Currently I am an associate editor for the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, a reviewer for Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, and an editorial review board member for Not Your Mama’s Gamer. I am also the faculty advisor for Boise State's Tech Comm Games Guild, where students from a variety of disciplines across campus come together to play games, create games, and learn about games and technical communication.

I am particularly fascinated with the intersections between learning, teaching, and games, so when I'm not teaching or researching, you’ll likely find me exploring the latest MMO or downloading more games than I'll ever have the time to play.

  • #gaming
  • #society
  • #culture
  • #technology
  • #newmedia
  • Work
    • Boise State University
  • Education
    • Ph.D. Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech (2015)
    • M.A. Professional Communication, Clemson University (2011)
    • B.S. Liberal Studies, Oregon State University (2003)