School of Media Arts and Technology
Born in Detroit, James spent his early years playing games in arcades. He began developing interactive software after purchasing his first computer in 1981, and after getting his PhD at the University of Iowa began teaching game development in 1999. Since then James has worked and taught in North America, Britain and Japan, and has done substantial game industry research around the world. He joined Solent University as a senior lecturer in computer games in 2016.