Marziah Karch Ph.D.

Marziah Karch
Marziah Karch.



Michigan State University

Emporia State University


Game Design and Gaming




Google Products


Consumer Technology


  • Experienced at Serious Game Design.
  • Teacher of classes in interactive media.
  • Instructional design speaker.
  • Author of several technology books and manuals.


Marziah Karch is a former writer for Lifewire, where she wrote on a variety of technology topics. Karch is a senior instructional designer in Portland, Oregon. Before that, she spent nearly 15 years as an educational technologist for the largest community college in Kansas. She's taught undergraduate credit courses in interactive media and often gives professional presentations on the use of technology in instruction.

Karch has made appearances on various TV news and radio shows, including:  

  • KCTV5 morning news in Kansas City
  • Money Radio 1510 on KFNN-AM in Phoenix
  • WEOL Radio in Cleveland
  • WDUN  Radio in North Georgia
  • WPUP-FM in Athens, GA
  • WBZ News Radio, CBS Boston
  • WFLA, Tampa
  • Newsradio 610, Miami


Karch earned a graduate certificate in Serious Game Design from Michigan State University. Prior to that, she earned a master's in instructional design and technology from Emporia State University.

Awards and Publications

Karch received the Outstanding IDT Graduate Student Award from Emporia's Teachers College. 

Her books include:

Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith

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