Francesco Crocco is an Assistant Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). He received a Ph.D. in English Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has delivered over two-dozen presentations and workshops on game-based learning and has been a principal investigator for several games-based research projects, including most recently a project to create College Quest, a game-based learning management system and academic social network for CUNY. He has published on the use of games for critical thinking and on British Romanticism. He is a founding member of the CUNY Games Network, a consortium of over 100 faculty and staff interested in games and learning, and maintains a blog on its website ( His interests include game-based learning, utopian literature, social justice, and British Romanticism.

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