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CGS Core Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty & Staff

picture of person playing video games. subject is facing away from cameraLia Nower, JD, PhD
Professor and Director
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Jackie F. Stanmyre, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Assistant Director and Research Associate
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Vivien (Wen Li) Anthony, PhD 
Associate Professor and Scientific Director for Video Gaming and eSports
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Mark van der Maas, PhD 
Assistant Professor and Research Associate
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Ryan DiMeglio, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Teaching Instructor and Program Coordinator, Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate Program

E. A. Peters
Research Analyst


Student Associates

Ray Cho, PhD 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Alex Cohen
Research Assistant

Andrew Kim
Research Assistant



The CGS has several openings to join or team or to join a bigger team at the School of Social Work. Please contact the director, Dr. Lia Nower at if you have interest in any of the following:

  • Tenure Track position: If you research in the area of gambling, video gaming, or another behavioral addiction, please view Rutgers SSW's faculty search.
  • Data Analyst and/or Programmer: We often have open full or part-time positions for data analysts who are skilled with big data and/or have programming skills in the area of machine learning/AI.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate: The CGS sponsors post-doctoral associates who are interested in behavioral additions.
  • Doctoral Program candidates: If you have a Master's degree and would like to pursue a PhD in gambling studies or a related field, the CGS may have a sponsorship available.
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