Jeff Thompson

Associate Professor

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


  • MFA (2006) Rugtgers University (Sculpture and new media)
  • BFA (2004) Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Painting and sculpture)


Creative programming, sculpture, ceramics, digital fabrication, physical computing, algorithmic design

Institutional Service

  • HASS Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair

Honors and Awards

Slough of Despond; The Mudroom (2023)
GUI/GOOEY; Plexus Projects (2023)
Total Information Awareness; Grizzly Grizzly (2022)
Athens Digital Art Festival (2021)
Also Tubes; Unrequited Leisure (2020)
Future Relics; Vector Festival/InterAccess (2019)
Do or Delegate; Onomatopee (2019)
Who Does What; Drugo More (2019)

Peters Valley School of Craft (2023)
MacDowell (2022)
SPACES (2020)
University of Nevada, Reno (2019)
Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts, University of Hartford (2019)
Visiting Fellow (King's College) and Artist-in-Residence (Computer Laboratory), University of Cambridge (2018)

Professional Societies

  • NMC – New Media Caucus Member


HAR 271: Creative Programming 1
HAR 371: Creative Programming 2
HAR 471: Creative Programming 3
HAR 250: Designing with Data
HAR 470: Physical Computing
HAR 495: Digital Fabrication