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Jim Lenze, PhD in Instructional Systems

James Lenze - Verge Director

Dr. Lenze has over two dozen publications or presentations focusing on virtual worlds, curriculum development, instructional technology, distance education, communications media, and synthetic writing. He joined the faculty at IUP in 2000. He co-developed the proposal for the Communications Media and Instructional Technology degree with Dr. Mark Piwinsky. He also authored the curriculum proposal to offer the BS in Communications Media online.

He is currently the director of VERGE (Virtual Environments Research Group in Education) which is building the World of Looking GLaSS, a virtual world that combines mentoring, games, and stories with K-12 math and science lessons.

  • Department of Communications Media
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 121
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1058
  • Phone: 724-357-2492
  • Fax: 724-357-5503
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.