Andy Phelps

Andrew “Andy” Phelps is an artist, designer, and a professor in the Film & Media Arts division of the School of Communication, and is the director of the AU Game Center at American University in Washington DC. He is also the Chief Learning Officer at Endless Studios, a gamemaking studio and educational technology startup. He was formerly a professor at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory NZ (HITLabNZ) within the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand exploring virtual and augmented reality, games and education, and art and interactive media experiences. He was also the inaugural (founding) Programme Director of the Digital Screen Campus. Prior to these appointments he served as a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology as the founding director of the School of Interactive Games & Media, the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity, and MAGIC Spell Studios. Phelps is also president of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA). His latest games are The Witch’s Way (, 2021) and Fragile Equilibrium (XBOX, Steam, 2019). He maintains a website of his publications, writing, artwork, and curriculum development at