Derek Ham, PhD

Derek Ham, PhD

Derek Ham, PhD

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Affiliated Assistant Research Professor of Architecture

Email: daham@ncsu.edu


  • Ph.D. in Design Computation from MIT School of Architecture
  • M. Arch from Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • B. Arch from Hampton University


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 realty 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.


Architecture, Graphic Design, PhD in Design