Michael Leczinsky

Michael Leczinsky

Professor of Practice
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

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ETEC 260E
Education

M.S. in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, University at Albany

Certificate of Advanced Study in Online Teaching & Learning, Educational Theory, and Practice, University at Albany

Certificate in Music Production and Technology, Berklee College of Music

B.A. in Music Composition, University at Albany

B.S. in Creative Writing and English, University of New York College at Brockport

A.S. in Music Performance, Schenectady County Community College

A.A.S in Music Business, Schenectady County Community College

Certificate in Music Performance, Schenectady County Community College

Michael Leczinsky
About

Michael Leczinsky is a Professor of Practice in the Informatics program in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany.

Mr. Leczinsky has an interdisciplinary background that includes the arts, education, entrepreneurship and technology. He joined the University in 2012 in the music department and moved to the Informatics Department in 2014. He is dedicated to student success and student engagement, as evidenced by his commitment to his teaching practice and investment in the University community through a wide range of initiatives and programs on campus.

The founding director and head coach of UAlbany eSports, a co-ed championship winning team of over 100 students, he recently helped develop the University’s new Informatics concentration in Game Design & Development.

Mr. Leczinsky has co-founded several labs including the CEHC Makerspace, Drone Lab and eSports and Gaming Lab. His research interests include multimedia, mixed reality, simulation, and emerging technologies.

He holds an AAS in Music Business from Schenectady County Community College, an AS in Music Performance from Schenectady County Community College, a BS in Creative Writing and English from SUNY Brockport, a BA in Music Composition from the University at Albany, an MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from the University at Albany. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Online Teaching & Learning, Educational Theory, and Practice from the University at Albany, a Certificate in Music Production and Technology Berklee College of Music, and a Certificate in Music Performance from Schenectady County Community College.

 

CEHC Courses Taught

AMUS115 Jazz: America's Music

AMUS 325 Intro to Electronic Music and Media

UFSP 100 Freshman Seminar

CINF 171 eSports and the Digital Gaming Ecosystem

CINF 301 Emerging Trends in Information and Technology 

CINF 363 Digital Design

CINF 371 Game Design & Development I

CINF 462 Current Technologies in Interactive Design

CINF 465 Senior Capstone in Informatics

CINF 467 Technology-Based Community Support

CINF 471 Game Design & Development II

CINF 496 Special Topics in Informatics

CINF 499 Senior Seminar in Informatics

 

Research Interests 

Design; Multimedia; Emerging Technology