James Brust
Mr. James BrustMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 139

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5859

Director, Wakerly Media Lab for Innovation and Creativity


M.Ed., Educational/Instructional Technology
Cardinal Stritch University – 2012

B.A., Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – 2008

Courses Taught

ADPR 2100 Communication Design Toolbox
DGMD 3230 Motion Media Design
DGMD 4953 Special Topics: Real-time Virtual Production
COMM 6820 Digital Communication Strategies for Technologies

Research Interests

Real-time virtual and augmented reality storytelling and performance
eSports, video games, interactive and non-linear narrative structure mediums
User experience and human centered design

Professional Affiliations

2019 - Panelist - Adobe Design Achievement Awards
2021 - Adobe Creative Career Mentor

Honors and Awards

Dean's Recognition Award for Part-Time Teaching, Diederich College of Communication – 2019

Dean's Recognition Award for Excellence in Administrative Support, Diedrich College of Communication – 2017

Dean's Recognition Award for Outstanding Service, Diederich College of Communication - 2016


2020 - Epic Games, Inc. $63,000 – Immersive and Augmented Media Design Fellowship

Why Marquette

When I first came to Marquette what stood out to me the most is the amount of care everyone puts into everything they do. I have always felt a connection to this idea of doing things with purpose and the longer I have been here, the more I have learned why the people are so invested in this institution. Beyond that, I am deeply appreciative of the recognition within the Jesuit tradition of the inherent human condition and the positively disruptive potential that has for social justice.