Dr. Regina McMenomy is a gamer, writer, instructional designer and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her PhD in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington. Regina’s research focuses on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role-playing games.
With an avid interest in technology that was born as she taught herself Basic programming as a child, Regina began teaching online at the very inception of online instruction. In the last 20 years, she’s taught and designed classes at four community colleges and three universities spanning four states. Designing hybrid, online, asynchronous and on-campus classes, her experience marries effective pedagogy with technology with an ever-present focus on the student experience.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina posed during her dissertation research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. The podcast focuses on discussions about gender, gaming and pop culture and tackles some of the complicated topics in those areas by interviewing a myriad of gamers and game designers about their experiences.
In her free time, Regina loves playing and teaching her daughter board games and maintaining a vegetable and herb garden.