Ken Turner

Associate Professor - Simulation and Game Development, WTCC

When not saving the world from alien hordes, Ken teaches at Wake Technical Community College in the Simulation and Game Development curriculum, Ken is a consummate game professional. With a career that spans almost 20 years, he has worked on over a dozen AAA titles and has credits in many titles and simulations. Within the realm of QA, Ken has worked with many developers such as Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft, Destineer, Atomic, High Voltage, Villain, and various branches of the Federal and State government. He has held a variety of positions within QA from contract tester up to QA Manager and has worked in a producer capacity on several simulations.

Ken is known as a knowledgeable and easy-to-talk-to person who has spoken at conferences and lectures about how to get into the industry. He trains prospective QA professionals as well as provides advice and mentoring within the QA field. He also likes the color red.


Things will be a little different this year as our portfolio critique area will consist of small groups of 4 together to go through each persons “best” piece from your portfolio and the pros will critique it in front of the group. This way you can see each other’s work and learn as you listen through each critique. The session will run for 30 minutes for each group. This part of the Career Lounge was so popular we added in more great industry professionals to help evaluate and elevate your portfolio.