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Pamela L. Jennings, PhD

Biography

Innovation strategist bringing blue sky ideas into realization through change management leadership and effective human and capital resourcing.

Pamela L. Jennings, PhD (she/her), is a champion of integrative learning and research across the Arts, Humanities, and Technology and has led initiatives in higher education, NGO, and federal institutions. Through the company she founded and led, CONSTRUKTS, Pamela developed a platform to “Spark the Aha! In Learning” by connecting hands-on and computer-based learning, creativity and STEM. Pamela’s design research work at IBM Almaden Research Center and SRI International led to her professorship bridging learning and research across the Human Computer Interaction Institute and School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. As a National Science Foundation Program Director for Human Centered Computing research, Pamela led the CreativeIT program that funded research projects that merged methods of inquiry across the Arts, Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering to drive new knowledge and innovation. Pamela was a committee member for the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) report, Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree. And she curated the NAS exhibition, Speculative Data and the Creative Imaginary: shared visions between art and technology. Pamela received her PhD at the University of Plymouth; MBA at the University of Michigan; MFA at the School of Visual Arts; MA at New York University and the International Center of Photography; and BA at Oberlin College & Conservatory.