As of May 2020, Derek Ham MArch ’03, PhD has been appointed as the Head of the Department of Art + Design at North Carolina State University’s College of Design.

In an article announcing the appointment, dean of the college Michael Hoversten said, “I am thrilled to announce that Derek Ham has been chosen as our next Art + Design Department Head. Derek’s background and approach to multi- and inter-disciplinary work makes him a strong candidate in an already competitive candidate pool. I am excited to see the direction he brings to the Art + Design program moving forward.”

In addition to his appointment, Derek has also been selected as a 2020 University Fauculty Scholar and serves as the principal investigator of the MX Reality Lab.

A full press release on Derek’s appointment is available on the NCU College of Design website.