Florence M. Chee, Ph.D.

Director, SIMLab Dr. Florence Chee is Assistant Professor of Digital Communication and Director of the Social & Interactive Media Lab (SIMLab) at Loyola University Chicago. Her research examines the social and ethical dimensions of emergent digital lifestyles with a particular focus on games, social media, mobile platforms, and translating those insights across industrial, governmental, and […]

Rebecca Strang

Research Assistant, Directed Study Student Rebecca Strang is a Digital Media student at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication. She is interested in games and the people who make and play them. Specifically, she focuses in gender studies within gaming and how games are used as tools of communication and community building.

George Patrick Davet

Research Assistant, Directed Study Student Between working on short films and writing long essays, Patrick Davet plays video games. Recently, he has worked on Captain America: The Winter Soldier in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He also programmed the 2015 New 400 Theater Scare Fest. He is a film and digital media / advertising double […]

Alexandra Runnion

Research Assistant, SIMLab Alexandra Runnion is a freshman in the undergraduate program at Loyola University. She is a member of the Honors College and is pursuing a major in Advertising Creative and minors in Visual Communications and Marketing.

Sydney O’Hearn

Graduate Research Assistant, SIMLab Sydney O’Hearn is a graduate student within the LUC School of Communication Digital Storytelling program. Sydney obtained a B.S. in communication from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2015 and has background in public relations, writing and video production.