Patrick Neff is a gamer masquerading as a PhD candidate in Sports Management at Texas A&M University with a focus on esports organizations and scholastic esports. Previously, he has taught every technology area at the middle and high school levels. He hopes that his research will bring new perspectives and understanding to the value of esports in schools.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University. His passions revolve around educating students and supporting scholastic esports in Texas and nationwide. He has served as a VP of the Board and Gaming Director for the Texas Scholastic Esports Federation since early 2020. In addition to starting an esports program at Ball High School in Galveston, he presented to the University Interscholastic League Legislative Council on adding esports across Texas, and has presented to a group of ADs at the Texas Athletic Directors’ Association’s main office on how to incorporate esports into current programs.
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