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, and Bruce Pennycook, Director of the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies.

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Doug Dempster

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Bruce Pennycook

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Paul Toprac


Industry Chair:

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Jerry Bowerman
CEO at sonarDesign, Inc.
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Industry Members:

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Jennifer Bullard
Director of Program Management at Querium

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.”


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Andrew Busey
Founder & CPO at Conversable
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Anthony Castoro
General Manager at Daybreak Games


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Brett Close
Entrepreneur


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Scott Henderson
SVP of Game Programming at Everi


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Mark Tait
Senior Director of Product at Scientific Games


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Richard Vogel
President at Battlecry Studios


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Gordon Walton
President at ArtCraft Entertainment
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Academic Members:

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Donald Fussell
Professor, Computer Science Department