Steven Gold is a professor of economics in the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His administrative experience includes serving as the current team leader in the finance and quantitative analysis area; and previouslsy as the department chair of finance, accounting and MIS, faculty director of the college�s management development program, and vice-president of the faculty senate at RIT. The focus of his research has been in the field of business simulations and gaming. He has published over 30 referred journal articles and proceedings on the topics of simulation and gaming, and the modeling of demand, production and finance algorithms. He is the author of 4 computerized business and economic simulation games with publishers including MacMillan, Random House, and McGraw-Hill. His most recent simulation game is called Beat the Market which is an interactive game used for teaching and learning economics (www.goldsimulatons.com).
He is a fellow and past-president of the national Association of Business Simulations and Experiential Learning (ABSEL). A bibliometric co-citation study cited Steven Gold as one of the most "influential" authors in simulation research with this association. He has received three best research paper awards, and in 2008 was recognized as one of the outstanding reviewers in the simulation research track. Steven Gold has presented his research abroad at the International Simulation and Gaming Association in Weimar, Germany; as a lecturer at Scheffield Polytechnic Institute in England; and in Prague, Czech Republic. For many years, he was an associate editor of Simulation & Gaming: An International Journal of Theory, Design, and Research; and is currently one of the reviewers. He received his B.A. in economics and B.S. in industrial engineering at Rutgers University in New Brunswick; and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the State University of New York in Binghamton.