Dr. Gary Liu

Dr. Gary Liu is the vice president of Entertainment Arts Research Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Information System, Master of Education in Business Education, and Doctor of Education in Workforce Education. He is a researcher, educator, and instructional designer. His research interests are game-based learning, instructional design, and K-12 student motivation. He has published three papers related to game design and computer science and proposed two instructional models to teach computer science and game development. He has strong knowledge in educational research and instructional strategies of K-12 education. He understands K-12 computer science education and masters programming languages of visual scripting, JavaScript, ActionScript, Python, Processing, Java, and C#. He is experienced in commercial and educational game engines and software environments such as GameMaker, GameSalad, Stencyl, Unity, Scratch, Alice, and App Inventor. He participates in professional activities in game development, game education, and community outreach. He is an active member of IDGA diversity committee and educational research team, a committee member and reviewer of national CSTA, an education supervisor of GA Tech operation reboot program and Atlanta Metro RESA. Dr. Liu enjoys his works to motivate underrepresented students to learn STEM subjects through interactive and authentic learning environments, and he has hosted numerous game and STEM workshops to improve students’ academic achievements and transform them to become responsible citizens.