Jacob Collins is a PhD student in Musicology and Teacher's Assistant from North Richland Hills, Texas. He holds both a Master of Music in Musicology degree and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Christian University. Aside from administrative and organizational experience he gained from various conferences hosted at TCU, Jacob was the 2019 recipient of the Hewitt-Oberdoerffer award presented by the Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society and had several opportunities to present and speak on his research. His research interests include jazz, American music, and Ludomusicology. Jacob's current project involves revising his Master's thesis, "Jazz and the Legacy of Film Noir in the Detective Adventure Video Game," into a chapter for the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Video Game Music and Sound. Outside of academic study, Jacob plays both classical and jazz saxophone, and unsurprisingly, he enjoys playing video games.