Glenn Platt

Professor, Public Speaker, and Consultant in Oxford, Ohio

Bringing insight from the frontiers of digital marketing, technology, videogames, design, and business to build next generation models for higher education and industry. Proven success in fundraising and creating globally ranked academic programs. Consultant and Speaker. Academic Entrepreneur.

☰ Founder, Futurist & Leader
▪ Founder & Dept. Chair of 1st Interactive Media program in the USA (1996)
▪ Founder & Director of Miami University Esports (1st D1 varsity team in USA)
▪ Founder & Head of "satellite campus" tech startup school in San Francisco, Cincinnati, and Luxembourg
▪ Creator of the seminal “Inverted Classroom” (also called “Flipped Classroom”)
▪ Founder of university student “digital agency”, working directly with over 50 clients

☰ Fundraiser
▪ Raised over $25 million from donor and corporate sources to support the launch and scale entrepreneurial efforts within the university, including the new department, digital agency, and VR/AR Lab

☰ Speaker & Consultant
▪ SXSW presenter (Twice)
▪ TEDx presenter (Twice)
▪ Developed & led design thinking workshops
▪ Speaker at hundreds of events ranging from corporate to academic
▪ Consulted with VCs and corporate clients on digital marketing, SEO/SEM, UX, game development, esports, and gamification (e.g., consulted with Softbank Robotics on game-related project in Dubai)

☰ Success Metrics
▪ Grew program from 0 to 1000 students
▪ Game degree ranked 3rd in the world (among public universities and 11th overall) by Princeton Review
▪ Esports program ranked #1 in USA by ValueGamer and held NACE National Championship in Overwatch
▪ San Francisco Program ranked #3 technology entrepreneurship program by Entrepreneur Magazine
▪ Seminal research on “The Inverted Classroom” cited over 2300 times
▪ Won numerous Miami University teaching awards, including the highest award given
▪ Worked with US government on esports initiative and on ebola prevention project

  • Work
    • Miami University
  • Education
    • Nova High School
    • University of Florida
    • Carnegie Mellon University