Mark Petrovich Jr. is a doctoral candidate and research assistant in the Education program with a concentration in STEM. His research focuses on educational technology, game-based learning, informal learning, identity exploration, and the learning sciences. Prior to his doctoral studies, Mark worked as a designer and developer for interactive experiences at an archaeology firm. He continues to integrate his prior design and technology experiences into his research to investigate how individuals learn with immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality. As a member of the Games and Learning in Interactive Digital Environments (GLIDE) lab, Mark seeks to build on this work with an inter-disciplinary team of Game Art & Production, Interactive Digital Media, Animation & VFX, Computer Science, and Education graduate and undergraduate students. He currently serves as web developer and editorial board member for the School of Education’s Emerging Voices in Education (EViE) journal.
Mark earned his BS/MS in Digital Media from Drexel University in 2012. He has over nine years experience as an adjunct instructor across digital media, education, and communication schools. His experience includes courses at Drexel University and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in both face-to-face and online modalities.
Mark spends his spare time watching bad TV with his fiancée, Melissa, and their two dogs, Liam and Abby.