Tenured and promoted faculty: College of Computing and Digital Media 2017-18

College of Computing and Digital Media
(DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
This fall, Newsline will highlight all recently promoted and tenured DePaul faculty members. This issue features faculty from the College of Computing and Digital Media.

Savvas Paritsis
Savvas Paritsis, promoted to associate professor with tenure

Savvas Paritsis, an associate professor in the School of Cinematic Arts, is a filmmaker, editor, visual effects artist, colorist and post production specialist. Of his accomplishments at DePaul, Paritsis is most proud of helping to make post-production recognized as crucially important to the success of cinematic arts and initiating the first professional-grade post-production room at DePaul.



Doris Rusch

​​​Doris Rusch, promoted to associate professor with tenure

Associate Professor of game development Doris C. Rusch is a game designer, researcher and play aficionado. This academic year she looks forward to expanding her connections in DePaul community and building a partnership with new colleagues to use game design in nonprofit settings to better understand social and personal issues related to mental health, domestic violence and traumatic brain injury.




Brian Schrank

Brian Schrank, promoted to associate professor with tenure

Brian Schrank is an associate professor of game development, theory and design. His favorite aspect of DePaul is collaborating with diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni who continually inspire him to be creative and constructively critical in his teaching, service and creative work. He also enjoys the university's support for faculty to adapt programs to keep the university up on the frontier of games and film.





Amber Settle

Amber Settle, promoted to full professor

Amber Settle is a professor of education and theory in the School of Computing. Since joining DePaul in 1996, Settle has won both the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Spirit of Inquiry Award. Not having to choose between scholarship and teaching, and being able to blend the two by doing scholarship of teaching and learning, is one of the things that makes Settle feel at home at DePaul.