Academic Interests

    About

    Work
    Founder & Executive Producer
    GameZombie TV

    Lecturer
    Media Arts & Game Development
    University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

    Education
    PhD, Digital Media & Learning/Multimedia & Digital Literacy
    University of Wisconsin at Madison
    (Expected: 2013)

    M.S., Telecommunications,
    Indiana University at Bloomington

    B.S., Radio-TV-Film
    B.A., History
    University of Texas at Austin
    Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

    Bio
    I grew up primarily in New England–between Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts–and spent some of my youth in Southern California and Europe. I completed high school in Chicago, and received highest honors degrees in History and Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, I lived in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Brazil, a journey that resulted in the novels, Fury & Redemption and Bad Blood Born. In the fall of 2006, I entered the Telecommunications Program at Indiana University at Bloomington. My thesis project was the four-time Webby Award winning original series, GameZombie TV.

    In the Fall of 2009, I joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, helping develop UW-W’s Media Arts & Game Development Program. Simultaneously, I’m pursuing a PhD in Digital Media & Learning/Multimedia & Digital Literacy at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

    Objective
    Via deep engagement with the cutting edge of digital media, I seek to synthesize research and practice toward
    becoming an expert designer of 21st Century learning projects and systems that integrate new media production,
    web video, social media optimization, and the new web.

    Web Awards & Distinctions
    2010 Webby Award
    2010 People’s Voice Webby Award
    2010 Mashable Awards Finalist – Best Web Video
    2010 Silver Davey Award
    2009 Webby Honoree Award
    2008 Webby Honoree Award

    Skills
    Nonlinear Digital Editing & Motion Graphics Design
    Including Final Cut Pro Editing Suite

    Scripting Languages, Graphics Design, & Web Development
    Including the XHTML, CSS, & Adobe Creative Suite

    TV Studio Production, (multi-camera direction & advanced lighting):
    Teaching and producing in a $2.5m HD studio

    Writing & Producing for Books, Games, Film, TV, & the Web

    Project Mgmt: built and oversee a smart, flexible, and highly productive media co. of 80+ students at UW & IU

    Social Media Connect:
    Facebook http://www.facebook.com/gamezombie
    YouTube http://www.youtube.com/gamezombieutube
    LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerstriker
    Academia.edu http://uww.academia.edu/SpencerStriker
    Portfolio http://www.spencerstriker.com

    Blog Posts

      Spencer Striker

      Profile picture of Spencer Striker

      @hs_spencerstriker

      Active 1 year, 5 months ago