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. I research, write, play, and teach about games, instructional design, usability, interface design, rhetoric, writing, technology, and culture.

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 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.

  • 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)