Faculty Member Division of Communication & Creative Media 
Game Design 
Game Production Management 
Game Programming 
Game Sound Design 
Pronouns She/Her/Hers
Education Goddard College, Master of Fine Arts; University of California-Davis, Bachelor of Science
Areas of Expertise
  • Game Design; Game Development; Serious Games; Game Trends
  • Interactive Media
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Amanda is the Acting Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media, the Chair of the Game Studio (a seven-program cohort of faculty and students), and a Professor of Game Design. She has been a faculty member of Champlain College since 2005, and has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art focused on games as a persuasive communication medium.

Amanda Crispel is a veteran of the game industry. She has worked for companies such as Brøderbund Software, Mattel, Lego, Leapfrog, The Learning Company and Nickelodeon, and she specializes in games and interactive media for children and families and games with persuasive or educational purposes.

She has also worked on several research grants in the serious game space targeting the prevention of sexual violence against women.

What are your hobbies?

Dragonboat Paddling, Woodworking, Skiing

Favorite local eateries and things to do in Vermont:

Being on Lake Champlain, or enjoying a beautiful evening at a lake shore eatery.

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