Researcher, University of Southern California Annenberg
Benjamin Stokes is a researcher at the University of Southern California, where he is completing his PhD on real-world gaming and participatory mapping. Benjamin is a co-founder and former co-director of Games for Change. Previously, Benjamin served at the MacArthur Foundation as a program officer in their $50M portfolio on Digital Media and Learning. Benjamin has also led design teams on games and e-training, reaching more than 150,000 youth at the nonprofit NetAid. In educational technology, Benjamin produced virtual field trips and research tools for their network of more than 43,000 high schools at the ProQuest/Bigchalk educational publishers.