Ohio University

Jeff Kuhn, Ph.D.

  • Instructional Designer – Office of Instructional Innovation
  • Games Research Immersive Design (GRID) Lab
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Scripps College of Communication

Areas of Expertise

Virtual reality
Augmented reality
Video games
Games and learning
Esports

Expert Bio

Kuhn serves a split appointment at Ohio University, working for the Office of Instructional Innovation and in the Games Research and Immersive Design (Grid) Lab. He works with faculty to integrate immersive media into their classroom practice. He frequently delivers talks and keynote addresses on game design, games and learning, and the need for games literacy in educators.

Kuhn coordinates the university’s esports program, an initiative to bring competitive video gaming, associated areas of academic study and research, and a designated esports facility to OHIO. He leads this initiative with members of the Bobcat Esports club, a 250-member student organization advocating for stronger integration of games and games studies across campus.

Kuhn served in Peace Corps Mongolia before receiving his Master’s in Linguistics and PhD in Educational Technology. His dissertation explored the problem-solving and distributed cognition of online gamers and his subsequent research has investigated human behavior in digital environments.

Expertise at a Glance

Kuhn is an expert in virtual reality, video games and Esports. He coordinates OHIO's Esports program, integrating games across campus and captures 360 degree videos for immersive media use. He also researches human behavior in digital environments.