Owen Gottlieb, Ph.D. is the founder and director of ConverJent
which nurtures, develops, and spreads Games for Jewish Learning. He is Assistant
Professor at the School of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester
Institute of Technology. Gottlieb is the
founder and lead researcher at the Initiative
in Religion, Culture, and Policy at the RIT MAGIC Center. Gottlieb's research
on Games for Learning combines the learning sciences, religious studies, cultural
anthropology, history, and media studies.
Gottlieb holds a Ph.D. in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University
where he was a Jim Joseph Fellow. He received an MAHL and rabbinical
ordination from HUC-JIR, New York, an MA from USC School of Cinematic Arts, and
an A.B. from Dartmouth College. He is a
member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Writers Guild of
America, West, and the International Game Developers Association. He is also a
co-founder and steering committee member of Shir HaMaalot, a havurah based in
Brooklyn, New York. Rabbi Gottlieb blogs at www.mysticalcreative.com.