Samuel Tobin is an Assistant Professor of Communications Media and Game Design at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. He is a founder and architect of the Fitchburg State Game Design program, which offers the first major in Game Design at a public institution on the East Coast. Sam studies the intersections of play, media and everyday life. He is the author of numerous articles and the book [amazon text=Portable Play in Everyday Life: The Nintendo DS] (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.) He holds a doctorate in Sociology and a masters in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York City.