Program Director

Dr. Laquana Cooke

The 2017 Summer Academy is directed by Dr. Laquana Cooke, Asst. Professor of Digital Rhetoric at WCU. Cooke is a digital media scholar, instructor and designer whose work has been exhibited and presented at national conferences and game expositions. She has over 10 years of experience in developing and facilitating media and STEAM-based programs for nonprofits, secondary, and higher education sectors. In addition to directing the project, Dr. Cooke will serve as one of the project’s media experts on game design and development.