Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California Games Program
Gordon Bellamy is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California Games program, a collaboration between the School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division and the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. Incorporating elements of design, artistry, production and engineering, USC Games offers an utterly unique educational experience for students, and helps identify the intersections of education and interactive gaming to cultivate the next generation of leaders in game development.
Gordon has served as Executive Director of both the game industry’s trade organization, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the International Game Developers Association. He has also played key business and product leadership roles at numerous game design companies, and was named “rookie of the year” for his work as a designer on the Madden NFL Football game franchise, one of the ten most successful game franchises in the world.
In addition to his role at USC, Gordon serves on the advisory board for IEP a company providing standardized certification programs, continuous education, and expert workshops for interactive entertainment professionals; and as an advisor to Ninja Metrics®, an advanced predictive analytics company that provides precise measurements of how social-media users influence each other and how much that influence is worth.