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1991 - 1998   PhD Physics; Columbia University, New York, NY.
1987 - 1991   B.A. Physics; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

10/01 - Present   Staff Software Engineer : Earthlink Inc.
10/00 - 9/01   Advanced Software Engineer : Excite@Home
6/98 - 9/00   Postdoctoral Researcher : UC Irvine
9/97 - 5/98   Substitute Teacher : University of Chicago Lab School
6/93 - 5/98   Research Associate : Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
9/91 - 5/93   Teaching Assistant : Columbia University
6/90 - 12/90   Research Assistant : University of Chicago
6/89 - 9/89   Assistant Propmaster : There's Nothing Out There Film Company

Books   "Immersive Methods for Tabletop Roleplaying" in "PUSH, New Thinking About Role-Playing: Volume 1", Jonathan Walton (ed), 2006.
  "Immersive Story: A View of Role-Played Drama" in "Beyond Role and Play: tools, toys and theory for harnessing the imagination", Markus Montola and Jaakko Stenros (ed), 2004.
  "The Three Way Model: A Revision of the Threefold Model" (with Petter Bøckman) in "As Larp Grows Up: Theory and Methods in Larp", Morten Gade, Line Thorup, Mikkel Sander (editors), 2003.
  "HERO System 5th Edition" (contributor), DOJ, Inc., 2002.
Web & Blog   "John's RPG Journal",, 2005 - 2007.
  "An Encyclopedia of Role-Playing Games",, 1998 - 2007.
  "Gender Roles in RPG Texts",, 2004.
  "A Brief History of Fashion in RPG Design",, 2004.
Translated into Korean by Jee H. Lee,, 2005.
  "Story and Narrative Paradigms in Role-Playing Games",, 2003.
Activities   Organizer for the Indie RPG Awards for 2005 - 2006,
  Speaker at Knutpunkt 2006 in Sweden on developments in American role-playing.
Selected Papers   "A Measurement of Alphas(Q2) from the GLS Sum Rule", published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 81:3595-3598, 1998
  "The AMANDA Neutrino Telescope", published in Astroparticle Physics 13:1-20 (2000)
Selected Conferences   "A Search for Point Sources of High Energy Neutrinos with the AMANDA Neutrino Telescope"
26th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Salt Lake City, August 17-25, 1999
  "The Q2 Dependence of the GLS Sum Rule and Extraction of the Strength of the Strong Coupling Constant"
APS Division of Particles and Fields, Minneapolis, August 11-14, 1996
  "High Statistics Neutrino Scattering at Fermilab: CCFR and NuTeV"
New Perspectives '96, Fermilab, June 4-6, 1996
  "A Measurement of Alpha_s(Q2) from the GLS Sum Rule"
The International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, Brussels July 27 - August 4, 1995

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