- Computer Sciences
Mr. Dahl joined the faculty in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall of 2015. He had previously taught computer science and computer game development at Washington College, Brown College, and Globe University. His bachelors and masters degrees in computer sciences are from the University of Minnesota.
In addition to his teaching experience, Gary started his career in the computer game industry working for Canopy Game on such titles as Harley Davison: Wheels of Freedom, Kawasaki Fantasy Motocross, and Ultra Wheels Street Jam. Since that time, he has also worked on "serious" applications of game technologies for the US Naval Research Laboratories, the Science Museum of Minnesota, Altec Energy, and a number of smaller startups. In addition to digital games, Gary has also signed multiple tabletop game designs for publication.
Gary is fascinated by computers, games, and education. The intersection of these interests present challenges and opportunities that continue to inspire and guide his career.