Robert McCloud, Ed.D.
, Computer Science and Engineering
Bob McCloud is Distinguished International Professor and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Sacred Heart University. He earned an honors degree in Philosophy at Williams College, then went to University of Pennsylvania to pursue graduate studies. At Penn he was Schubert Fellow in Playwrighting. Along the way he discovered computer programming and wrote his first program: a tool to analyze word use in the plays of Edward Albee. After developing that program he became confused: computer science or playwrighting? That led to an extended absence from academia. During that time he tried both writing and computer careers, ultimately spending most of the time doing computer science projects for corporations. His early corporate and publishing careers are documented as one of six entrepreneurs profiled in the book Self Made, by John Stickney, published by J.P. Putnam's.
Ultimately corporate work lost its appeal. He quit and returned to graduate school to finish his doctorate. That led to a teaching job search that concluded at Sacred Heart.
In addition to a group of published books and articles, Bob has had five major international fellowships, including two Fulbrights and a World Bank research grant. He also served as special projects advisor to Prime Minister Sali Berisha of Albania.
Bob's current work at Sacred Heart focuses on game design, in particular using markerless motion capture to create animated game characters.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ed.D., University of Bridgeport
- B.A., Williams College