Karen Schrier

Associate Professor


Karen “Kat” Schrier (she/they) is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Marist College. She currently consults as a game designer at the World Health Organization (WHO) and was co-PI on a Templeton Foundation Grant on virtual reality games and empathy. She is also Founder/CEO of PlatyPlay, LLC, which specializes in designing games for inclusion, ethics, and care. Previously, she was a media producer and game designer for Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and BrainPOP. Dr. Schrier is the author/editor of over 100 published works, including We the Gamers: How Games Teach Ethics and Civics (Oxford University Press), the Learning, Education & Games series (ETC Press/Carnegie Mellon), and Knowledge Games (Johns Hopkins University Press). Find out more at https://www.karenschrier.com/ and https://platyplay.com