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Derek Ham, Ph.D.

Department Head of Media Arts, Design and Technology, Associate Professor of Media, Arts, Design and Technology

Brooks Hall 316B


Derek Ham’s research interest spans the areas of game-based learning, algorithmic thinking, and digital fabrication/making. In his work, he continues to investigate both virtual reality and augmented reality technology to find ways these tools can expand the possibilities of interaction design. Before joining the faculty in the College of Design, Derek has taught at MIT’s School of Architecture, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Ph.D. in Design Computation MIT School of Architecture

M. Arch Harvard Graduate School of Design

B. Arch Hampton University