Zachary N. Whalen

Zach Whalen
  • Associate Professor
  • Engl, Ling & Communication
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.A., Carson-Newman College
    • M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Digital Media
    • Video Games

Zach Whalen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication where his teaching focuses on the critical study and practice of digital media in a variety of genres, including video games, electronic literature, comics, and other media. He has published journal articles and scholarly essays on video games, including an article in Game Studies: The International Journal of Computer Game Research, and book chapters on Silent Hill, Grand Theft Auto, and early game consoles. With Laurie N. Taylor, Zach Whalen is the co-editor of Playing the Past: History and Nostalgia in Video Games, published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2008.