|Institutions||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Alma mater||University of Indiana|
|Known for||Game-based learning|
Dr. Kurt D. Squire (born July 10, 1972 in Valparaiso, Indiana) is an associate professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Director of the Games, Learning & Society Initiative, best known for his research into game design for education.
Squire was born as the elder of two children to Walter "Dean" Squire, an accountant, and Susan Elizabeth Nelson a German language teacher. He attended Portage High School, graduating in 1990, then going on to study at the Western College Program at Miami University.
He received a B.Phil in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1994 from Miami University, and earned a Ph.D in 2004 from Indiana University. He taught at the Knoxville Montessori School and the McGuffey Foundation School between 1994–1996; later he became Research Manager of the Games-to-Teach Project at MIT.
- Squire, K. (2011). Video Games and Learning: Teaching and Participatory Culture in the Digital Age. New York, NY: Teachers College Pres. ISBN 0807751987
- Squire, K. (2006). From Content to Context: Videogames as Designed Experience. Educational Researcher, 35(8), 19-29. Sage Publications. Retrieved from http://edr.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.3102/0013189X035008019
- Shaffer, D. W., Squire, K. R., Halverson, R., & Gee, J. P. (2005). Video games and the future of learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 87(2), 104-111. Citeseer. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20441942
- Barab, S., & Squire, K. (2004). Design-Based Research: Putting a Stake in the Ground. (S. Barab & K. Squire, Eds.)The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 13(1), 1-14. Routledge. Retrieved from http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&doi=10.1207/s15327809jls1301_1&magic=crossref
- Squire, K. (2003). Video games in education. Computers in Entertainment, 2(1), 10. Citeseer. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.100.8500&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Squire has given talks at dozens of international conferences, with his current research focusing on the impact of contemporary gaming practices on learning, schooling and society.
Major appearances include:
- PBS, "The video game revolution" 
- NBC, Spring 2004, "Games in the Classroom" 
- Salon.com "Pulling the Trigger on Saddam," November 12, 2002. 
- Wired.com, "PS2, I'm Not Sure I Love You", January 9, 2001 
- Boston Globe, "Pirates and Physics Tackled in MIT Game", March 14, 2002. 
Squire is also a musician, playing harmonica on albums such as The Mary Janes Record, No. 1.