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Department of Computer Science

Jason Wiser

Part-Time Lecturer

Jason Wiser

Jason Wiser

Part-Time Lecturer

Phone 617-627-2225
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
digital game design, computer animation
Biography: 

Jason Wiser has taught at Harvard, Northeastern, and Emerson, was Department Chair of Animation and Game Development at The New England Institute of Art, and has taught master classes at Pixar Animation Studios, Microsoft, and MIT. He is the Creative Director of Yaya Play Games (www.YayaPlay.com) and creator of the award winning Monsters in the Elevator card game. His published digital games include Slam Bolt Scrappers (Fire Hose Games, PS3/Steam), Dance Central (Harmonix, XBOX/Kinect), and DinoTrucks (Yaya Play, iPad). His art and animation have appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, on the Disney/ABC Family show “Greek,” and on robots at the MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robotic Group. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Emerson College and a Bachelors of Art from Wesleyan University

Education: 
M.F.A., Emerson College
B.A., Wesleyan University
Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • 2008, First Prize: National Cecil B Hackney Award for Short Story
  • 2008, First Prize: Short Short Slam, Association of Writers and Writing Programs
  • 2008, Finalist: Sonora Review Short Short contest
  • 2003, Finalist: Nintendo of America Golden Achievement Award
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
COMP 23: Game Design