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Knight Chair in Interactive Media; Associate Professor of Communication, University of Miami

Lindsay is Knight Chair of Interactive Media and an associate professor at the University of Miami School of Communication. He is Vice President for the Higher Education Video Game Alliance and the 2019 recipient of the Games for Change Vanguard award. Lindsay's 2019 book, Doing Things with Games, Social Impact through Design, is a well-received guide to game design. He also published the 2020 edited volume, Love and Electronic Affection, A Design Primer.

He authored or co-authored more than 50 papers, articles, book chapters and books on games in the last decade. His creative work has been selected for showcase internationally including New York, Paris, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Chicago, Vancouver, Istanbul, and others. Lindsay curated or co-curated several Blank Arcade exhibits, Smithsonian American Art Museum’s SAAM Arcade (2014-2017), the Games for Change Civic and Social Impact program and others.

He has given talks at the Game Developers Conference, SXSW, Games for Change Festival, the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, and many other industry events. He has been on the program committee for a variety of conferences include the Foundations for Digital Games Conference, International Conference of Games Jams and Hackathons, Advances in Computer Entertainment, and others. He has given more than 100 academic presentations.

His work has received awards and recognition from the Games for Change Festival, the Digital Diversity Network, the Association of Computing Machinery's digital arts community, Black Enterprise and others. He has done consulting and game design work for the World Bank, Educational testing Services (ETS), National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and others.

Between 2013 and 2018 he was the founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio. He served as Vice President and on the board of directors for the Global Game Jam™ non-profit between 2014-2019. From 2009 to 2013 he was the Armstrong Professor at Miami University’s School of Art. Lindsay also served on the board for the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) between 2013-2015.

His teaching career includes teaching more than 75 courses at 5 colleges and universities. Prior to becoming a professor, Lindsay was a software developer and designer, a buyer and a data warehousing integrity analyst at an investment firm.


  • 2018–present
    Knight Chair of Interactive Media, University of Miami
  • 2013–2018
    Founding Director, American University Game Lab and Studio
  • 2009–2013
    Armstrong Professor of Creative Arts, Miami University


  • 2019
    Doing things with Games, Social Impact through Play,


2019 Games for Change Vanguard Career Award, 2016 Digital Diversity Network-Inventor/Innovator Award