Thomas Heinzen


Thomas E. Heinzen is a social psychologist that uses principles of game design to increase student completion. He is the author of a series of statistics textbooks (with Susan Nolan) (Worth Publishers) and has published many journal articles, and several books including The Horse That Won't Go Away. Prof. Heinzen has used a wide range of methodologies including experiments, quasi-experiments, focus groups, individual case studies, and historical case studies. He has used the language of game design to help establish its scientific credibility and perceives in game design an application paradigm that can guide pragmatic problem solving.