Diane was the founder of the Game Design and Development program at UW-Stout. Through her innovation and leadership, the program became nationally recognized within the four years of its launch and the computer science branch was accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. She is also a professional game software engineer, currently working with Big John Games.
Research Interests: Interactive Software Development, Game Engines, Game Design and Development, Serious Game Development, Mobile Devices, Computer Science Education and Signature Pedagogy, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Active Learning
Professional Interests: Diane is currently working on a video game, titled Money Mavericks, to teach young adults money management.