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Bill Hamilton

Bill  Hamilton
Assistant Professor
Tenure Track and Research Faculty

Contact Info
(575) 646-3723
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Expertise: Live Media Design, Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Play, Online Education, Online Communities, Human Computer Interaction, Digital Game Design and Culture


Ph.D., Texas A&M University (2018)


Dr. Bill Hamilton earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. His involvement in undergraduate research led to his pursuit of a Ph.D., also at Texas A&M University, with a focus on Human Computer Interaction, which he completed in 2018.

Bill’s research areas include live media design, online communities, online education, and video game design/culture. His current research investigates how new live media forms can support participation in critical aspects of society including education, politics, work, and play. Dr. Hamilton is interested in investigating how people share information and maintain information awareness in collaborative digital workspaces and games. He employs research methods such as qualitative ethnographic inquiry and deploying exploratory technology probes to elicit and observe new social phenomena.

In the past, Bill has collaborated with industry researchers at Microsoft Research and Motorola Mobility.