Lee Sheldon is Associate Professor and member of the nationally-ranked Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has written and designed over 20 commercial video games and MMOs. He is the author of The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game, a pioneering work in creating classes that are entire games. His book, Character Development and Storytelling for Games, is required reading at many game developers and in game design programs at some of the world's most distinguished universities. A new, updated edition was published in 2013. Lee is a contributor to several additional books on video games including Well-Played 2.0 from Carnegie-Mellon's ETC, Writing for Video Game Genres from the IGDA, Game Design: An Interactive Experience and Second Person. He is cited in many publications; and is a regular lecturer and consultant on game design and writing in the US and abroad. Before his career in video games Lee wrote and produced over 200 popular television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation and Charlie's Angels. As head writer of the daytime serial Edge of Night he received a nomination for best writing from the Writers Guild of America. Lee has been twice nominated for Edgar awards by the Mystery Writers of America. His first mystery novel, Impossible Bliss, was re-issued in 2004. Lee began his academic career in 2006 at Indiana University where he taught game design and screenwriting. At IU Lee first instituted the practice of designing classes as multiplayer games; worked on the serious games Quest Atlantis and Virtual Congress; and wrote and designed the alternate reality games The Skeleton Chase and Skeleton Chase 2: The Psychic funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Skeleton Chase 3: Warp Speed funded by Coca-Cola. He is writing and designing Secrets, an online game for Excelsior College teaching culture and identity on the Internet; and writing a game on business ethics for Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. He continues as creative director of The Lost Manuscript 2, teaching Chinese language and culture; and is principal investigator on the Emergent Reality Lab, a mixed-reality space at Rensselaer. His recent commercial game work includes Fantasia: Music Evolved from Harmonix and Indiana Jones Adventure World from Zynga.