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The mission of the Reacting Editorial Board is to assist game designers and to maintain standards of quality for the Reacting series as a whole. They evaluate games under review and provide feedback to game designers to assist in the process of the academic publication of Reacting Games.

Call for Board Applications
Editorial Board Members


The REB is responsible for reviewing manuscripts and giving clear feedback to authors. It also creates and oversees templates for game components, introductory boilerplate, and the BLORG (Big List of Reacting Games).

The REB seeks diversity in disciplines, institutions, and perspectives. There is no set term. In order to apply, please submit the following to nick.proctor@simpson.edu by November 1.

• Two page CV

• Statement of interest

• Description of experience with Reacting and other game-based learning


Jae Basiliere, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Northern Vermont University

Author of:

Resistance at the Stonewall Inn, 1969

John Patrick Coby, Professor of Government, Smith College

Author of:

Henry VIII and the Reformation Parliament

The Constitutional Convention of 1787: Constructing the American Republic

Raising the Eleventh Pillar: The Ratification Debate of 1788

John Eby, Professor, Department of History, Loras College

Co-author of:

The Collapse of Apartheid and the Dawn of Democracy in South Africa, 1993

Kyle Lincoln, Special Lecturer, Oakland University

Co-author of:

The Remaking of the Medieval World, 1204: The Fourth Crusade

Sing Goddess of the Rage of Achilles

John Moser, Professor of History, Chair, Master of Arts in American History and Government, Chair, Department of History & Political Science, Ashland University

Author of:

Japan, 1941: Between Pan-Asianism and the West

Europe on the Brink, 1914: The July Crisis

Christians, Pagans, and the Altar of Victory (384)

Co-author of:

Restoring the World, 1945: Security and Empire at Yalta

Progressivism at High Tide: The Election of 1912

Bill Offutt, Professor of History, Pace University

Author of:

Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-1776

The Fate of John Brown, 1859

Alien and Sedition Acts

Nicolas Proctor, Professor of History, Simpson College & Editorial Board Director

Author of:

Forest Diplomacy: Cultures in Conflict on the Pennsylvania Frontier, 1757

Chicago, 1968: Policy and Protest at the Democratic National Convention

Radical Reconstruction in New Orleans, 1868-76

Co-author of:

Kentucky, 1861: Loyalty, State, and Nation

Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89

Restoring the World, 1945: Security and Empire at Yalta

The Jumonville Incident

Second Spanish Republic

Mary Jane Treacy, Director of the Honors Program, Professor Emerita of Spanish & Women's Studies, Simmons College

Author of:

Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman

Argentina, 1985: Making Memory

Harlem 1919: A Question of Leadership

Paterson, 1913: A Labor Strike in the Progressive Era

Jace Weaver, Professor of Native American Studies and Religion, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Georgia and Director of the INAS

Author of:

Oklahoma Revolution: Radicalism Against Racism, 1923

Co-author of:

Red Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty

Paula Lazrus, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Institute for Core Studies, St. John’s University

Author of:

Building the Italian Renaissance: Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Florence Cathedral

To Farm or Not to Farm: Hunter Gatherers in Transition

Kelly McFall, Professor of History and Chair of the Division of Humanities, Newman University

Author of:

The Needs of Others: Human Rights, International Organizations, and Intervention in Rwanda, 1994

The Question of Algeria in 1950s France

Co-author of:

Changing the Game: Title IX, Gender, and College Athletics

Peacemaking, 1919: The Peace Conference at Versailles

Monuments and Memory-Making: The Debate over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1981-82

North Korea Hunger Games: Famine, International Aid, and Oppressive Regimes

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