Dr. Farhad Javidi is a professor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), North Carolina’s largest community college and the fourth largest college in the nation. He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Javidi developed the first state-approved associate degree program in Simulation and Game Development in the United States. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science departments at the University of North Carolina and the University of South Florida, and in the Visual and Performing Arts department at Johnson C. Smith University. He is an adjunct faculty member at JCSU and SPCC.
Dr. Javidi is an author, a nationally-recognized conference speaker and, for the third consecutive year, a judge for Microsoft’s ImagineCup World competition in the areas of Game Development and Mobile App Development. Dr. Javidi’s team won the US ImagineCup competition for two consecutive years and advanced to the finals and semi-finals of the ImagineCup World competition. Dr. Javidi has published over 200 video games and mobile apps through his company, Simbryo.