Judith Pintar

Judith Pintar

Teaching Associate Professor and Acting BS/IS Program Director

PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

616 E. Green St., Suite 210

(217) 333-3280


Research focus

Social Informatics, interactive AI and suggestibility, and the development of tools to foster programming literacy through collaborative game design, interactive digital narrative, and playful pedagogies; social narrative approaches to trauma and memory studies.


Pintar serves as acting BS/IS program director at the iSchool and director of Games @ Illinois: Playful Design for Transformative Education. Her research and teaching interests include digital storytelling, game studies, and the development of interactive and narrative AI, which she pursues through the Electronic Literatures & Literacies Lab (EL3), an Informatics initiative.

Office hours

By appointment, please contact professor