Gene Koo, JD is currently Assistant Director, Consumer Engagement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He helps organizations make strategic, practical, and sustainable use of new media to achieve their mission, with particular passion for pro-social video games. Specialties: Pro-social video games; educational technology; curriculum development; grant writing; advancement / development; email and online marketing; legal education; continuing legal education; professional development; nonprofit consulting.
Gene was formerly the CALI Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. He has extensive experience conducting professional education through technology, with a particular focus on developing skills and values through networked media. Gene was also one of the principals ofHub2, an experiment in using virtual worlds to engage communities with their public spaces.
In fall 2006 he co-taught CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion, the first course offered by Harvard in Second Life. He also consulted for the State of Play Academy, which piloted legal education inThere.com. His side projects include leading an interdisciplinary team studying the intersection of video games and moral learning.