University of North Dakota
How Games Work Well for Healthcare Training
Richard Van Eck is the founding Dr. David and Lola Rognlie Monson Endowed Chair in Medical Education and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). He provides faculty development for evidence-based teaching, innovation, and education scholarship; provides expertise in curriculum design and evaluation across the school, and promotes innovative teaching. He has a PhD in instructional design from the University of South Alabama and is the PI on the American Medical Association’s Innovation grant (gamification for competency-based medical education) and Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium projects (interprofessional telemedicine simulation). His research focuses on games and learning, and he has served as a designer, evaluator, and/or principal investigator on seven STEM education games, most recently an NIH radon awareness game (Project RAHI). He is a frequent keynote speaker, presenter, and author on serious games, including two edited volumes on interdisciplinary approaches to serious games and presentations at TEDx Manitoba and SXSW.