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Founder, Producer, Creative Director, Digital Media PhD
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Entrepreneurship, Interactive Media, Creative Direction & Producing
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  • American University in Dubai
    Digital Media Professor, 2015 - present
  • Galxyz
    Founding Creative Director, 2013 - 2015
  • Kno
    Producer & Product Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • GameZombie TV
    Founder, 2006 - 2012
  • Media Arts & Game Development
    Co-Founder, 2009 - 2012
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Dubai
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Mountain View, CA - Madison, WI - Chicago, IL - Austin, TX - Bloomington, IN - Providence, RI - Los Angeles, CA - New York City, NY - Paris, France - Rio de Janiero
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Digital Media Prof @AUDubai; Frmly: Founding Creative Director @GalxyzLab; Founder @GameZombie TV; Co-founder of MAGD @UWWhitewater; PhD from @UWMadison
Introduction
Spencer Striker is the founding Creative Lead/Producer of Galxyz Inc.; founder of the four-time Webby Award winning game media studio, GameZombie TV; co-founder of the Media Arts & Game Development program at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater; and a PhD in Digital Media from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Spencer is a proven, award-winning creative director and executive producer of cutting-edge multimedia that synthesizes new media production, social media optimization, and the new web.

Digital Media Focus
New Media Production, Social Media Optimization, Entrepreneurship, Team Building, Project Development; Leadership; the future of Multimedia—including Mobile, Interactive, TV, and Web Video

Digital Media Prof at the American University in Dubai

Founding Creative Director of the hot new ed tech startup, Galxyz

Founder 
of the four-time Webby Award winning original series, GameZombie.tv

Co-Founder of the Media Arts & Game Development program at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, 
uww.edu/games

PhD in Digital Media from the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Education

PhD, Digital Media
University of Wisconsin at Madison

M.S., Telecommunications,
Indiana University at Bloomington

B.S., Radio-TV-Film
B.A., History
University of Texas at Austin
Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Bio
I grew up primarily in New England--between Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts--and spent some of my youth in Southern California and Europe. I completed high school in Chicago, and received highest honors degrees in History and Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, I lived in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Brazil, a journey that resulted in the novels, Fury & Redemption and Bad Blood Born. In the fall of 2006, I entered the Telecommunications Program at Indiana University at Bloomington. My thesis project was the four-time Webby Award winning original series, GameZombie TV.

In the Fall of 2009, I expanded GZ to the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and co-founded the Media Arts & Game Development Program. Simultaneously, I completed a PhD in Digital Media from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, defending my dissertation on October 24, 2012. I moved to Silicon Valley in 2013 and became Founding Creative Director for an exciting new digital media & learning startup in Mountain View, CA called Galxyz. Worked hard to quarterback the building of a revolutionary next gen learning product/service--backed by Relay Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Emerson Collective--currently taking the edtech world by storm. In the Fall of 2015, I began yet another adventure when I accepted a position as a professor of Digital Media at the American University in Dubai--where I'm thrilled to study, teach, and produce digital media and technology in one of the most innovative, entrepreneurial, and progressive cities of the 21st century. 

Selected Web Awards & Distinctions
2010 Webby Award
2010 People’s Voice Webby Award
4th Annual Digital Media & Learning Competition - Finalist
2010 Mashable Award, Finalist - Best Web Video
2010 Davey Silver Award
2009 Webby Honoree Award
2008 Webby Honoree Award
Bragging rights
Winner of 4 Webby Awards, Founder or Co-Founder of 4 Companies
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    PhD Digital Media, 2009 - 2012
  • Indiana University
    MS Telecommunications, MS, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Texas at Austin
    BA History, 1996 - 2001
  • University of Texas at Austin
    BS Radio-TV-Film, 1996 - 2001
  • University of Paris
    French Language, Literature, and Impressionism, 2000 - 2000
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