Pamela Jennings

Former NSF SEAD/XSEAD PD; Director of the Brenda and Earl Shapiro Centers for Research and Collaboration; School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Pamela L. Jennings is the Director of the Brenda and Earl Shapiro Centers for Research and Collaboration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to her appointment at SAIC, Pamela served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation Computer & Information Science & Engineering directorate. She led the CreativeIT program and co-managed the Human Centered Computing, Cyberlearning and Computer Research Infrastructure
programs. Prior to the NSF, Pamela was the Director of the Banff New Media Institute Advanced Research Technology Lab and adjunct faculty in Computer Science at the University of Calgary. From 2001 to 2008 Pamela was an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University with a joint appointment in the School of Art and the Human Computer Interaction Institute. In the late 1990’s, she was the Project Manager and Lead Designer for the IBM alphaWorks.com project; Interaction Design Researcher with the IBM Almaden User System Ergonomics Research Lab; and the SRI International Center for Technology in Learning. Pamela is a MacDowell Fellow and has presented her works ata range of international conferences and organizations. In 2007, she curated the National Academy of Sciences exhibition “Speculative Data and the Creative Imaginary: shared visions between art and technology”.