Janell Baxter - Columbia College Chicago

Janell Baxter

Associate Professor



Associate Chair of the Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago, coordinator of Programming (BSc, BA, and minor), and Associate Professor teaching programming, teamwork, and design (simulation and serious games). Developer on a range of projects, from commercial work to serious game-like experiences funded by grants. BFA in traditional arts, MS in computer science.

Instructional Areas

Emergent and Adaptive Systems, Interactive Application Development, Teamwork, Simulations and Serious Games

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Algorithmic Art, Emergent and Adaptive systems, Interface Design, Interactive Application Development, Teamwork (best practices for high-performance teams), Simulations and Serious Games, Virtual Communities and Collaboration


A.A., Harper College 1991
B.F.A., Studio Arts University of Illinois 1993
M.S., Computer Science University of Chicago 2006