Jonathan Ferguson
Jonathan Ferguson
Affiliated with Division of Communication and Creative Media, Game Design, Game Programming, Game Sound Design

Professor Jonathan Ferguson has been teaching as an Instructor at Champlain College since 2008. A passionate and energetic teacher, Prof. Ferguson teaches courses in Game History, Game Design, Game Level Design and Game Production. He also advises the Go Club, Juggling Club, and the Free Open Source Software Club: For Improving and Recognizing Human Open Source Endeavors (FIREHOSE).

Prior to arriving at Champlain, Prof. Ferguson's first career was in Software Design in the Computer and Information Security fields. He tired of the escalating arms race, and quit to pursue more artistic endeavours. He then worked on a number of game prototypes at an educational research firm (EduMetrics Institute) and wrote a number of grant proposals. He then relocated to Vermont and joined the ranks of Champlain College Faculty. Until 2012, he served as the Director of Technology at a Burlington, VT, based game media start-up: Hoozinga, Inc.. Hoozinga created a game to help people quit smoking, called My Quit Kit and Khemia, which is available from the Vermont Quit Network.

Collaborations & Other Affiliations
  • Signal Intelligence: Jacob Biesinger, Mary Ireland, Dr. C. Victor Bunderson
  • Principal Investigator on DARPA SBIR proposal number D072-012-0397:
  • Research in Advanced Game Assessment (RAGA:) a framework supporting in-game and cross-game assessment for games designed to teach.: Dr. C. Victor Bunderson, Mary Ireland, Dr, James B. Olsen
  • Games will enter educational assessment as disruptive technologies: C. Victor Bunderson
  • My Quit Kit and Khemia: Josh Buck, Ken Caron, Amanda Crispel, Alexander Ferguson, Michael Fowler, Paul Herzog, Jennifer Neves, Stephen T. Rogers, Dan Rossi, Ryan Skinner
  • Newspectrum Radio: Dr. Glenn Cornett, MD, PhD
  • Nordic Egg Toss: Josh Buck, Ken Caron, Amanda Crispel, Alexander Ferguson, Paul Herzog, Stephen T. Rogers, Ryan Skinner, Dave Winzler, William Wixon