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Faculty and Staff Profile

Sam Ingram

Department Chair

Office: G-02 Tillman Hall

 Educational Background

EdD Vocational Technical Education
Clemson University 1985

MS Industrial Education
Clemson University 1981

BS Industrial Education
Appalachian State University 1978

 Courses Taught

Current Developments and Trends in Graphic Communications
Graduate Seminar
Process Control in Color Reproduction
Special Projects in Graphic Communications
Printing Industry Operations
Graphic Communications Research Problems I & II
Graphic Communications Selected Topics


Dr. Sam T. Ingram is a Professor of Graphic Communications (GC) at Clemson University, where he has been a faculty member for 31 years. He received his undergraduate BS degree from Appalachian State University in 1978. He received his Doctorate from Clemson University in 1985. He became Chair of GC in 2002. His primary responsibilities at Clemson are for the department, teaching, research and interaction with the printing industry. Dr. Ingram teaches all printing processes with a special focus in color reproduction, color science, process control and production workflow. Dr. Ingram was a primary planner in the development of the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics on the Clemson University campus. He has held membership in a number of technical and trade associations, including the Flexographic Technical Association, Gravure Association of America, Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA), Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Screen Graphics and Imaging Association, National Association of Printing Leadership, Printing Industries of America, Printing Industries of the Carolinas, Packaging and Label Gravure Association, Southeastern Prepress Association, and the International Graphic Arts Education Association. He is a member and Co-Chair of the Flexographic Quality Consortium Executive Committee. Dr. Ingram has served two terms on the Board of Directors for TAGA and numerous technical committees in other organizations. He received the Mentor Award from the Screen Printing Association International (now SGIA) in 1988. He also received the Mike Bruno Award in 2014 from TAGA. Dr. Ingram’s research in color measurement, color management systems, and print process modeling continues. He has co-authored five TAGA technical papers detailing color reproduction work. PIA/GATF published his book, A Screen Printing Primer, in 1999. He was presented the President’s Award by the FFTA in 2007. The Academy of Screen Printing Technology elected Dr. Ingram to membership in 2003. He has participated in the United States Technical Advisory Group since 1997 (effort regarding ANSI and ISO print standards).

 Research Interests

Color Reproduction, Process Control, Color Management