Catherine LeBlanc

Cathie LeBlanc

General Education Coordinator
Program Coordinator, Game Design
Phone: (603) 535-3122
Office: Office of the Provost, Hyde Hall Rm 235B, MSC 60, Plymouth, NH 03264


BA, Dartmouth College; MS and PhD, Florida State University

I was born and raised in Goffstown, NH. I received my BA from Dartmouth College in 1985 and my MS and PhD from Florida State University in 1995 and 1997 respectively, all in Computer Science. Before entering academia, I worked as a software developer for a small consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies all over the world, including a stint during which I lived in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, for nearly 2 years. I also worked for a small non-profit as a grant writer and fundraiser for a couple of years. I have been at Plymouth State University since 1998, first in the Computer Science and Technology Department, and since 2006, in the Communication and Media Studies Department, acting as chair of the department from 2011 to 2017. I am currently also serving as the Program Coordinator of the Game Design major. My research interests include game studies, open pedagogies, digital literacies, and the role that the IndieWeb can play in education. I am the co-author (with Evelyn Stiller) of the textbook Project-Based Software Engineering: An Object Oriented Approach. I have also created and/or edited several open educational resources including Creating Games and Media and Cultural Studies, two texts that are used in classes at Plymouth State University. I also regularly write about my work in progress on my blog.

Awards or recognition

Faculty Distinguished Service Award, 2023.
Theo Kalikow Award, Plymouth State University, 2012
Campus Compact President’s Steward Award, Plymouth State University, 2012.
Faculty Distinguished Service Award, 2011.