Morgan Chivers graduated from San Jose State University (2011) after spending a full decade earning four simultaneously conferred degrees and five minors: BA History, BA Global Studies, BFA Photography, and BFA Spatial Arts, with minors in Anthropology, Music, Religious Studies, German, and Environmental Studies. UTA’s glass program lured this Californian to Texas; Morgan earned an MFA in Glass / Intermedia (2015) with conceptually-rooted, experimental artwork often involving digital fabrication. He joined the FabLab team shortly thereafter as a Technician, and now serves as FabLab Librarian & Artist in Residence, helping to train student employees, liaison to A+AH Department, integrate making into curriculum across this beautifully diverse campus, and to present the UTA FabLab's innovative work at professional conferences and symposia.


  • 2011 - BA Global Studies, San José State University
  • 2011 - BFA Photography, San José State University
  • 2011 - BFA Spatial Arts, San José State University
  • 2011 - BA History, San José State University
  • 2015 - MFA in Glass/Intermedia, University of Texas Arlington

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E-Mail: mchivers@uta.edu

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  • Intentionally Cultivating Diverse Community for Radically Open Access Makerspaces 

    Chivers, Morgan; Musick Peery, Katie (Higher Education Makerspace Initiative (HEMI), 2018-08-05)
    Academic makerspaces which are discipline-agnostic face the daunting task of trying to meet the needs of a humbling array of approaches to inquiry while maintaining a sustainable and safe environment for making. Establishing ...
  • Maker Competencies and the Undergraduate Curriculum 

    Musick Peery, Katie; Chivers, Morgan; Radniecki, Tara (Higher Education Makerspace Initiative (HEMI), 2018-08-04)
    The Maker Competencies and the Undergraduate Curriculum pilot program at UTA Libraries, which this presentation represents a portion of, was funded in-part by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National ...
  • Evolution of Learner Demographics and the Influence of Student Staff Representationality 

    Chivers, Morgan (Fab14+Distributed-Education Symposium, 2018-07-15)
    Presentation analyzing the change in learner demographics at the UTA FabLab as correlated to discipline diversifying efforts in hiring and training of student staff. Presentation at Fab14 Education Symposium in Bataville, France.
  • Les Fablabs à l’Université: enjeux et practiques 

    Rondel, Caroline; Auclair, Ghislain; Scheisser, Phillippe; Morel, Laure; Chivers, Morgan (Fab14Edu, 2018-07-14)
    Discussing the relevance of fablabs to the academic research life of the university, exploring the greater reach of grant-based funding models for new equipment when combined with the fablab commitment to openness and ...
  • Emerge 2014: A Showcase of Rising and Evolving Talents in Kiln-Glass 

    McGregor, Lani; Moles, Kathleen; Nachison, Emily; Yood, James (Bullseye Glass, 2014)
    Bullseye's eighth international exhibition for emerging artists in kiln-glass, documented in an elegant full-color catalog. Artist statements and bios of winners and finalists. Plus Evolve, a section celebrating three ...
  • Walking the Walk: Iterative Design in Student Service Learning Projects 

    Chivers, Morgan; Musick Peery, Katie (Higher Education Makerspaces Initiative (HEMI), 2017)
    “Iterative design” is a buzzword bandied about more liberally than its principles are employed; what happens when we embrace intelligent risk-taking and empower students with legitimate agency to solve the myriad struggles ...
  • Cutting Edge: Non-Traditional Glass 

    White, Mary B.; Lederer, Carrie (Arts Benecia, 2018-07)
    Complicated, amorphous, intimidating, ancient, and finicky, glass as an art material is as manifold in its adaptability as in its appearance. Artists working with hot and cold glass are invited to demonstrate the boundless ...
  • SpaceLab; an Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art 

    Coll, Meegan; Salamon, Emma; Smith, Holly (National Liberty Museum, 2017-07)
    SPACELAB was a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explored the great unknown – outer space. This collection of artwork examined human relationships with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings ...
  • Combustion Scars Supplanted Trees 

    Chivers, Morgan (Metro Gallery, Reno, 2016-08-01)
    We innately look up to what we see when we look up; the physical structures above our heads hold an incalculable psychological weight over us. The American landscape occupies an iconic space in the history of photography, ...
  • Partial Perceptibility 

    Chivers, Morgan (Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 2016-11-11)
    Seeming to emerge directly from while fading into the walls, a continuous clear glass filament creates dimensional sketches tracing the four-dimensional movement of matter, drawing on the relatively recent revolutions of ...
  • List of Maker Competencies, Including Preamble and Acknowledgments 

    Wallace, Martin K.; Peery, Katie Musick; Trkay, Gretchen; Chivers, Morgan; Radniecki, Tara (University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, 2018-12-21)
    Maker competencies are the skills, talents and dispositions that one acquires or improves upon while problem-solving and working on projects in makerspaces or similar learning environments. However, while learners can ...
  • Makerspaces Empowering Graduate Student Research 

    Chivers, Morgan (American Library Association, 2018-10)
    Graduate students are critical stakeholders for academic libraries. As libraries continue to reinvent themselves to remain relevant, spaces, services, and instruction targeted specifically for the needs of the graduate ...
  • Intentionally Cultivating Diverse Community for Radically Open Access Makerspaces 

    Musick Peery, Katie; Chivers, Morgan (Higher Education Makerspaces Initiative (HEMI), 2018-08)
    Academic makerspaces which are discipline-agnostic face the daunting task of trying to meet the needs of a humbling array of approaches to inquiry while maintaining a sustainable and safe environment for making. Establishing ...
  • Scaling the DIY Approach: Do-It-Together with Student Service Learning 

    Chivers, Morgan (Higher Education Makerspaces Initiative (HEMI), 2017-09)
    This paper endeavors to reflectively analyze the process of building a fleet of large, durable tables with student workers’ labor, primarily using the tools in our FabLab. Exploring causalities between experiences gained ...
  • [Interview with] Morgan Chivers 

    Chivers, Morgan (Artpress, 2014-10)
    "I put a lot of effort into the research component of each piece. I've developed strategies to intentionally load my brain with information on topics I'm interested in making work about while experimenting with materials ...
  • 3D Printing Processes Applied to the Creation of Glass Art 

    Chivers, Morgan (Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2015-05)
    The work presented in this paper is intended to push the development of a bridge between the two methodologies of glass and digital fabrication; the possibilities at this nexus are tantalizing, and there is no shortage of ...
  • Maker Competencies and the Undergraduate Curriculum 

    Wallace, Martin K.; Trkay, Gretchen; Peery, Katie Musick; Chivers, Morgan; Radniecki, Tara (Higher Education Makerspaces Initiative, 2018-08-04)
    The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries was awarded a $50,000 planning grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for FY 2017-2018 allowing us to develop a pilot program to explore course integration ...
  • Making Maker Literacies: Integrating Academic Library Makerspaces into the Undergraduate Curriculum 

    Wallace, Martin K.; Trkay, Gretchen; Chivers, Morgan; Peery, Katie Musick (The Higher Education Makerspaces Initiatives (HEMI), 2017-09-26)