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UVGA Founders

Roderick Woodruff has served as project manager for several information technology systems. He is a co-founder of, a website that features articles and reviews on video gaming with an African-American perspective. He is managing UVGA at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C.

Mario Armstrong is a radio and television host who focuses on technology and the video game industry. He serves as the chief technology advocate for community development in Baltimore City under Mayor Martin O'Malley. He is managing UVGA at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School summer program.

Joe Saulter is the chairman of the Game Design and Development Department at American Intercontinental University and CEO of Entertainment Arts Research, one of the first African-American owned 3-D video game companies in the nation. Professor Saulter is also the chair of the International Game Developers Association's (IGDA) Diversity Advisory Committee. He is managing UVGA in Atlanta , Georgia

Connie Briscoe Woodruff is a New York Times best-selling fiction author. She is the former managing editor of a journal on education and former associate editor at The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a research and public policy institution. She is the editor and co-founder of

Nicole Armstrong has managed and directed the operations and staff of a technology training company that partnered with and eventually merged with the University of Maryland , Baltimore County .





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