Elizabeth Stringer comes to SMU Guildhall at with over 12 years’ experience in project management and business development in the games industry. After graduating from USC, she began making games and has shipped over 30 titles in her career. She helped grow an independent development company, led internal studios for publishers and has expanded franchises with external development.
She started her career as a Producer at an independent developer, Xatrix Entertainment, and created games for the PC and LBE. As Executive Producer at an internal studio of games publisher Activision, she worked on many franchises such as Zork, Star Trek and Heavy Gear. She also served as Director of Development for Atari on some of their most successful original and licensed properties including Blues Clues, Thomas the Tank Engine, Dora the Explorer and the Backyard Sports franchise.
In her role as Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director, Academics at the Guildhall, she continues to consult as designer and content creator for educational games funded by the National Science Foundation and DARPA on varied topics including math instruction, teacher training, and leadership and conflict resolution. She is currently working extensively in the field of VR/AR to develop projects for both the SMU Department of Psychology and the SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development.