Dr. Paul Toprac is the associate director of the Game Development Program and senior lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to UT, Dr. Toprac was a graduate committee chair, institutional effectiveness manager and lecturer in The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University, a graduate school game development program. At the Guildhall, he focused on the research and design of games, particularly game-based learning and motivational environments. Dr. Toprac has more than the 20 years of experience in the software industry, in roles ranging from CEO to product manager to consultant, including the role of executive director of the Austin Technology Council.
Dr. Toprac holds a bachelor of science in engineering, a master of business administration, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Austin.