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Steven Weitz

Steven Weitz

Chair/Associate Professor of New Media/Digital Media Arts
B.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
Hartzel Hall 220
Ext. 4483


Career Highlights

Steven Weitz is an animator, digital artist, game designer, and educator, serving as an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Chair of the Communication Department at Cedar Crest College. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Computer Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and has produced animations and visual effects for various film, television, and game projects, including Award-Winning visual effects for original movies and television shows (such as the hit shows Lost and Alias). In addition to his work with digital arts, Weitz is a lifelong gaming enthusiast, has studied game design extensively, and has given presentations on effective educational game design at many national and international conferences. Weitz is the co-principal investigator on the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant “Edugaming: Student-Teacher Collaborations to Strengthen the STEM Pipeline through Educational Game Development”. This grant extends the work begun on educational game development in the NSF-ATE grant “Merging Computer Science and Digital Arts: An Interdisciplinary Gaming and Simulation Curriculum”. In addition, he was part of a two-person team awarded Google CS4HS grants in 2011 and 2012 for his work in training teachers in educational game design.


Jim Brancato

Professor of Communication
B.S., Syracuse University
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., University of Colorado
Hartzel Hall 231

Elizabeth R. Ortiz

Assistant Professor
Adviser, The Crestiad
B.A., Cedar Crest College
M.A. Syracuse University
Hartzel Hall 228

Thomas Ardizzone

Video Technician

Ruth Perez

Administrative Assistant
Hartzel Hall 119
Ext. 3389