Janell Baxter is the Coordinator for the Programming and Mobile Media majors in the Interactive Arts and Media Department (IAM), School of Media Arts at Columbia College Chicago. She teaches simulation and serious game design, programming, teamwork, interactive media development, and capstone courses including Indie Game Studio and IAM Team. Janell was part of the team that created the Game Design major in IAM, and has been instrumental in curriculum development across the majors in the department; she has served as coordinators of the Game Development concentration, Game Art concentration, and Web Development minor, as well as part of the team that recently redesigned the Interactive Arts and Media BA.