Assistant Professor & Extension Learning Technology Specialist
Pamela N. Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies with New Mexico State University’s Innovative Media Research and Extension Department and its Learning Games Lab. Dr. Martinez oversees product development for grant-funded research projects. She undertakes grant writing endeavors with department faculty. Dr. Martinez has over 20 years’ experience creating educational media and games. Prior to becoming faculty, she served as studio director in the Multimedia Unit/Learning Games Lab for 18 years, overseeing production and personnel.
Multimedia Unit Director
Originally from Juarez, Mexico, Adrian is an NMSU alumnus (BFA) and holds an MFA from the University of North Texas. Having a background in art, design and front-end development, Adrian's comprehensive understanding of digital media production helps the studio continuously explore new techniques for illustration, animation, web, mobile and accessibility.
Amy Smith Muise
With a background in writing, agriculture, and educational technology, Amy enjoys translating complicated concepts for specific audiences. She enjoys working with scientists, game developers and artists to create innovative media – and curates the studio's educational products around the web. She lives on a cow-calf ranch in the Chihuahuan Desert.
Social Media Specialist
Jeffrey helps spread messages through social media and supports extension offices with their outreach. Originally from Houston, Jeffrey also spent a decade in the media industry in Austin and Washington DC.
Jeffrey received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from American University and a certificate in Agroecology from the University of the District of Columbia, as well as community garden leadership training from the Sustainable Food Center.
In his spare time, Jeffrey enjoys hiking and backpacking, and you can find him working the snack counter at the Fountain Theater.
John "CC" Chamberlin
CC Chamberlin serves as head of the programming unit at Innovative Media Research and Extension, acting as lead programmer for many game, mobile, and web projects, as well as serving as a "fixer" for thorny technical problems. Think of him as Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction, only with code.
With a background in mathematics, education, and English, CC has worked at both small startup companies and large university departments, and specializes in illuminating math concepts with interactive activities.
He lives in Las Cruces with his wife and two kids. In his spare time, he designs mobile and tabletop games, and software to support professional and amateur haunt attractions.
Phillip McVann. A true artiste. Phil wields pencil and paper as an extension of his own body. His skill does not stop at the physical; his imagination is always a few steps ahead anticipating potential pitfalls in the design process.
Like a true sage. Phil is not afraid to jump in blind to a project and spearhead the concept art phase, allowing the rest of the team to follow his torch through the murky waters. Yet this same regal soul will act the follower without hesitation, trusting in the team. Phil's mild temper and great attitude inspire us all to be more like him in and out of the office.
Games Lab Coordinator
Amanda leads Think Tanks and user testing in the lab. She is involved with our Math Snacks Pre-Algebra project and with formative testing of all our products. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in the department of Curriculum & Instruction at NMSU with a focus on learning designs and technology and early childhood education.
Video Production Specialist
Art has served as a video producer and public relations specialist for various educational, government and business entities in El Paso, Texas and southern New Mexico. He has worked on documentary, instructional, educational and corporate videos and has produced television commercials, public service announcements and news stories.