Bob McCloud is Distinguished Global Professor and Associate Professor of Computer
Science at Sacred Heart University. He earned an honors degree in Philosophy at Williams
College, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and University of
Bridgeport. At Penn, he was Schubert Fellow in Playwriting. Along the way, he discovered
computer programming and wrote his first program: a tool to analyze word use in the plays
of Edward Albee. That led to an extended absence from academia. During that time, his
career encompassed both writing and computer science in the corporate arena. 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, working in the corporate world lost its appeal. He returned to graduate
school to pursue a doctorate in computer science, leading to a teaching job search that
concluded at Sacred Heart University. In addition to a group of published books and
articles, Bob has had five major international fellowships in England, Kosovo and
Albania, including two Fulbright Fellowships 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. 

May 7, 2014- SHU Global Awareness Award for his work on SHU's behalf for the
American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory program and with the
Fulbright Committee, for which he is Faculty Advisor. 

B.A., Williams College Ed.D., University of Bridgeport 



Factors in Mobile Game Design, The 1st International Conference on Research and Education -- Challenges Toward the Future (2013)

Mobile is the fastest growing area for computer gaming. Fueled by the every growing sales...



Effective Computer Programming Instruction for pre-University Albanian Students (with Ardiana Sula), Computer Science & Information Technology Faculty Publications (2012)

The relationship between pre-university students and technology is frequently overrated. While we receive glowing reports...



Final Report and Recommendations:Ministeria e Arsimit dhe Shkences, Tirane, Albania, World Bank (2011)

The emphasis of current policies has been on Internet connectivity, bridging the digital divide and...

Wearable Computing: Interface, Emotions and the Wearer's Culture (with Martha B. Lerski), Computer Science & Information Technology Faculty Publications (2000)

Wearable computing offers an interesting subset for the mobile computing field. While Google Glass might...




Flash MX 2004 for Web Developers and Designers (with Sandra Honda, Kurt Suchomel, Mike Gorfinkle, and Andrea Linder), Computer Science & Information Technology Faculty Publications (2006)



What Can We Learn From MOOCs?, Fall 2013 Faculty Institute (2013)

Professor Bob McCloud's presentation on MOOCs and digital teaching at Sacred Heart University.


Popular Press


At SHU, Having Fun Learning Is Part of the Game, Sacred Heart University News Story (2015)

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Microsoft Tech Gives Computer Science Students Game App Creation Crash Course, Sacred Heart University News Story (2014)

The Sacred Heart University Computer Science and Information Technology Department welcomed Microsoft Technical Evangelist and...



SHU Prof Receives $1.8M Grant From Albania, Sacred Heart University News Story (2012)


SHU Prof Receives $1.8M Grant From Albania, Sacred Heart University News Story (2007)