Name: Dr. Farhad  Javidi
Department: Simulation and Game Development
Title: Program Chair, Simulation & Game Development
Office Location:
Levine Information Technology, 1115
Central Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-6398
Fax Number: (704) 330-6140
Email Address:
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Program Chair/Professor, Simulation and Game Development
Senator, College Senate
Chair, Marketing Committee
Captain, Family Campaign
Building Captain, Levine Technology
Member, Technology Committee
Chair, IGDA Charlotte
Liaison, AFS Greater Charlotte
Judge, Microsoft Imagine Cup World
Judge, Serious Games
Judge, Smithsonian Museum Games
Judge, GDC International scholorships
Producer/director, LoveIT TV
Presenter and CA, GDC and ECGC
Advisor to the Board, LEAF Global Hub
Advisor, Girls in Games
Advisor, IGDA Academic
Spring 2020: SGD193, SGD112, SGD111, SGD289, and WBL courses
Educational Background:
Dr. Farhad Javidi is a professor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and the program chair for Simulation and Game Development program. He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina.  He completed his bachelor and Master degrees in computer science and engineering and studied in the doctoral program in software engineering at the University of South Florida.
Educational Experience:
Dr. Javidi developed the first state-approved associate degree program in Simulation and Game Development in the world, approved by state of North Carolina in Oct 2005. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science departments at the University of North Carolina and the University of South Florida, and in the Visual and Performing Arts department at Johnson C. Smith University. He is an adjunct faculty member at JCSU and SPCC.
Dr. Javidi is an author, a nationally-recognized conference speaker and, for the third consecutive year, a judge for Microsoft’s ImagineCup World competition in the areas of Game Development and Mobile App Development. Dr. Javidi's team won the US ImagineCup competition for two consecutive years and advanced to the finals and semi-finals of the ImagineCup World competition. Dr. Javidi has published over 200 video games and mobile apps through his company, Simbryo.
Virtual and Augmented Reality, Game Development, Mobile Apps Development, Music, Theater, Discrete Math, Communication, Education, Leadership, Photography, Film, Animation, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Painting and Poetry.
Other Information:
Dr. Javidi writes and speaks in English, Persian, Azeri and Turkish.

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