Jeremiah Blanchard, Ph.D.

Jeremiah Blanchard, Ph.D.

Assistant Engineer (CISE)

jjb@eng.ufl.edu

Jeremiah Blanchard teaches courses in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department and conducts research in computer science education. His research is currently focused on how people learn programming languages and identifying, testing, and mitigating built-assumptions that may limit or hinder the learning process. He graduated from the University of Florida with his MS in Computer Engineering.

Previously, Jeremiah served as Program Director over Game Development at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida (in the greater Orlando area), where he worked for 10 years and taught the Artificial Intelligence for Games and Game Networking courses before moving into administration. Before coming to Full Sail, he worked as a freelance game and application developer and lived, worked, and studied in the Osaka region of Japan. He speaks fluent conversational Japanese. Jeremiah has worked with the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida, developing flight simulator scenarios to help teach at-risk middle and high school students mathematics, physics, and history. He also worked with Design Interactive on CogGauge, a game-based cognitive battery system developed on grant funding from NASA with the intention of testing brain injuries in space.