Perry McDowell
Perry McDowell


Perry McDowell is a Research Associate at MOVES Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and the Executive Director for the Delta3D Game Engine Project. He has been on the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School since 2000, where he teaches classes in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments.

His research has been primarily focused on training in virtual environments with an emphasis on Naval applications. Currently, he is researching the best ways to implement game based learning into various military curricula via learning management systems.

Mr. McDowell is a former Naval Nuclear Power Surface Warfare Officer, whose sea tours include USS-VIRGINIA (CGN-38), USS ELROD (FFG-55), and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65). He graduated with a B.S. in Naval Architecture from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1988, and an M.S. (with honors) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1995. He is currently conducting research for his PhD in Computer Science.


Games & The Military

Dr. Robert Wisher, Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, will chair the panel. Military participants will share their experiences with using or managing the games or gaming technology for military training. They will explore the use of standards, specific projects and lessons learned.

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