Stephen Jacobs directs Open@RIT, dedicating to fostering the collaborative engine of “Open Across The University” for faculty, staff and students. Its goals are to discover, and grow the footprint, of RIT’s impact on all things Open including, but not limited to, Open Source Software, Open Data, Open Science, Open Hardware, Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons licensed efforts, all of which are aggregated asOpen Work. He is a professor with the School of Interactive Games and Media and an interdisciplinary scholar who works in several different areas that often overlap including Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture. Digital Humanities, Game Design and History and Interactive Narrative. His Open Work has been funded by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, UNICEF Innovation, Red Hat Inc, Northern Telecom and AT&T. Professor Jacobs received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring for 2019-2020. He has held the position of Visiting Scholar at The Strong National Museum of Play since 2009.