Dennis G. Jerz, associate professor of English -- New Media Journalism at Seton Hill University in southwestern Pennsylvania, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where his dissertation was on technology in American drama 1920-1950. He has worked as a writer and editor for the Virginia Engineering Foundation, and instructor and web designer for Toronto's Engineering Communications Centre. Since 1999, he has maintained Jerz's Literacy Weblog, which has been called the first weblog devoted to the field of English. His interest in the relationship between humans and the things they create guides his teaching and research on instructional technology, web page usability, social media, video games, literature, writing, and stagecraft. He has introduced students to literature from Greek drama to command-line interactive fiction. He has mentored his son's FIRST Robotics Competition team, and serves on the board of directors of Stage Right! Greensburg (professional theatre company). His academic publications include a computer simulation of the motions of Corpus Christi pageant wagons in the medieval city of York and a detailed analysis of the previously unpublished source code to Will Crowther's original "Colossal Cave" text-adventure game. He has published a video course with Packt Publications, "Building Games with Scratch 2.0."