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Jennifer deWinter

Dean of the Lewis College of Science and Letters and Professor of Rhetoric

Jennifer deWinter


Jennifer deWinter is a professor of rhetoric and Dean of the Lewis College of Science and Letters. Her early research into Japanese media has led to a career in media development, specifically in virtual and augmented reality, app development, and game development, which she applies broadly into entertainment, mental health, simulation of complex systems such as transportation, robotics, and more recently the metaverse. She works closely with collaborators in Japan for both research and teaching, often taking students to Japan (in partnership with Osaka University and Ritsumeikan University) to do immersive media development. She was the founding director of the Intentional Design Studio in Massachusetts, and has worked as an immersive digital media development consultant for a number of companies and government organizations.

Recent Work


Jim Bowman and Jennifer deWinter. Civic Engagement in Global Contexts: International Education, Community Partnerships, and Higher Education. Logan, UT: (Utah State University Press, 2021).

Jennifer deWinter and Ryan Moeller. Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods & Applications at the Intersection. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Series in Technical Communication, 2014).

Jennifer deWinter. Shigeru Miyamoto: Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda. (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).

Jennifer deWinter and Steven Conway. Video Game Policy: Production, Circulation, and Consumption. (New York: Routledge, 2015).