Matthew Farber, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy program at the University of Northern Colorado. His research is at the intersection of teacher education, learning technologies, and game-based learning. He ponders how educators can use games in their classrooms to give students agency, while also teaching skills of empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking. A former classroom teacher who led the way in bringing games to the classroom, Matt has been invited to the White House, and has been interviewed about games and learning by NPR, Fox News Radio, USA TODAY and The Wall Street Journal. He is also an Edutopia blogger, a Certified BrainPOP Educator, and part of the iCivics Educator Network. He is the author of Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning and Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games. Matt is also the co-editor of The Game Jam Guide.