Mary Beth Looney
A Virginia native, Mary Beth Looney has stubbornly kept a foot placed in each side of the art world: art making and art history. She has taught art, art history and honors communication courses on the college level, and served administratively as a program director, department chair and associate dean. As a promoter of study abroad, she has led a number of short-term student tours of select European countries. She is an avid practitioner of flipped classroom techniques and Reacting to the Past games for the college classroom. She currently has one full- length Reacting to the Past game in playtest circulation, and two game concepts in development. She serves on the board of the Reacting to the Past annual Game Development Conference.
Currently, Mary Beth holds the position of Acting Director of Fine Arts at the American University in Rome.
Presently, Mary Beth’s artistic and research interests include pedagogy and analog gaming, the protection of art and cultural artifacts, art restoration and art of the 1930s. Churches are her museums and museums are her churches.