Alex is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at Michigan State University whose research examines soccer and society in late twentieth-century Argentina. He is also the founder of the Football Scholars Forum, an academic book club that meets monthly over the internet to discuss books on soccer. Alex plays soccer, ultimate, and enjoys the outdoors.
Ethan Watrall is an Assistant Professor at Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Online, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Michigan State University. In addition, Ethan is a Principal Investigator in the Games for Entertainment & Learning Lab, and co- founder of both the undergraduate Specialization and Game Design Development and the MA in Serious Game Design at Michigan State University. Ethan teaches in a wide variety of areas including cultural heritage informatics, user centered & user experience design, game design, serious game design, game studies, history of various forms of popular and entertainment media, and ancient Egyptian social history & archaeology. When he’s not being professorial, he’s a world class comic book nerd (Killowog is so his favorite Green Lantern), a sci-fi dork (he’ll argue to the grave that Tom Baker is the best Doctor ever), and an avid player of all sorts of games (digital, board, and tabletop).