Kurt Squire

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Kurt Squire
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Born Kurt Squire
Fields Education
Game-based learning
Institutions University of Wisconsin–Madison
Alma mater University of Indiana
Known for Game-based learning
Spouse Constance Steinkuehler

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.

He writes a regular column for Computer Games magazine, and has been interviewed for many periodicals and media outlets, from PBS to wired.com.

Biography[edit]

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.

Education/Teaching Career[edit]

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.

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