Casper Harteveld

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Northeastern University

Dr. Casper Harteveld is an Associate Professor of Game Design at Northeastern University. 

He is appointed at the Department of Art+Design, has affiliated appointments in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and with the School of Law, and works closely with faculty in Marine Science, Public Policy, and Business. He is a core faculty member of the Center for Design, Global Resilience Institute, and the Experiential AI Institute. 

He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management from Delft University of Technology, and a BS in Psychology from Leiden University. 

His research focuses on two efforts:
1. Advance the use of games and gamification for studying and improving human behavior; and
2. Empower people to design, use, and analyze games and gamification for education and social impact.

He applies his work foremost in the context of resilience, sustainability, and health. He is a also strong proponent of integrating research and education and a significant portion of his work is devoted to translating research outcomes to the classroom or informal settings.

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