Ruth Castillo

Visiting Ph.D. Student, Educational Games

Ruth is an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student with a concentration in Computer Science and Curriculum & Instruction at New Mexico State University (NMSU), USA under the supervision of Dr. Zachary O. Toups and Dr. Karin Wiburg, and a visiting researcher at the HCI Games Group. She holds a Master in Management of Information Technologies from Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico and she is a Computer Engineer from the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez (UACJ), Mexico. Her main research interests are game design theories and game development of serious, educational and learning games that enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills. She worked for several years as a software developer and as part time faculty of UACJ. She visited Universidad de Quilmes, Argentina as part of an administrative staff exchange when working in the International Office of exchange affairs at UACJ.