GAMMA Executive Board

The GAMMA Program has received support from inside and outside the University of Texas at Austin. The GAMMA Executive Board includes leaders from both UT and industry professionals. The board’s purpose is to ensure that the GAMMA Program meets the needs of industry, as well as ensure that industry hires our students. The following board members from UT and the industry are key for growing the program.

Academic Leadership:

The University of Texas at Austin lead is Paul Toprac, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer of the GAMMA Program. He works closely with Doug Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Bruce Porter, Chair of the Computer Science Department, and Paul Stekler, Chair of the Radio-Television-Film Department.


Doug Dempster


Bruce Porter


Paul Stekler

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Paul Toprac

Industry Chair:


Jerry Bowerman
CEO at sonarDesign, Inc.

Industry Members:


Jennifer Bullard
Executive Director at Captivate Conference and Chapter Chair at IGDA Austin

Comments: “UT Austin has created a top tier game development program that prepares students for work in the video game industry. This much-needed program brings qualified candidates to employer’s doorsteps and supports our local ecosystem. We are looking forward to great graduates year after year.”


Andrew Busey
CEO and Co-Founder at Team Chaos


Anthony Castoro
Executive Producer at MaxPlay


Brett Close
SVP Engineering & General Manager at


Scott Henderson
VP of Game Programming at Everi


Ben Lamm
Co-Founder and CEO at Chaotic Moon

Comments: “The proof is here at Chaotic Moon, where our employees—many of whom were members of the GAMMA Program—are merging classic gaming tactics with emerging mobile tech.”


Mark Tait
Senior Director of Product at Scientific Games


Richard Vogel
President at Battlecry Studios


Gordon Walton
President at Art+Craft Entertainment

Academic Members:

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Donald Fussell
Professor, Computer Science Department


Bruce Pennycook
Director, Center for Arts and Entertainment Technology