About: Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D., MBA
I envision a world where embracing change with creative courage is the very essence of what it is to be human.
I am a transformation architect with over thirty years of catalyzing federal agencies, non-profits, corporations, and academic institutions to move towards their north star. I am driven by my passion to broaden how we look for solutions to challenging problems, and to deepen the diversity of talent at the table where decisions that shape our future(s) are innovated.
I am recognized Internationally as a thought leader on the integration of learning, research, creativity and economic development across technology, innovation, and the arts. My leadership has given me broad insights on the processes, hurdles, and impacts of building, managing, and sustaining groundbreaking innovation initiatives in complex institutional settings and tech start-ups.
Early in my career I participated in pivotal human centered computing and education technology research at IBM Almaden Research Center and SRI International that continues to shape my passion for working with emerging technologies and ideas. I led innovation initiatives as a White House Presidential Fellow at the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Research; Program Director at the National Science Foundation; consensus report committee member at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Director of R&D initiatives, Department Head, and Professor at higher education institutions including Winston-Salem State University, UNC School of the Arts, North Carolina State University, Carnegie Mellon University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. And I am the CEO and founder of CONSTRUKTS Inc. where we are developing a NextGen mixed-reality platform for STEM learning.
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