Spotlight On: Luke Jumper

Program: Drafting & CAD technology
Assistant Professor

Luke Jumper, coordinator of Lewis and Clark Community College’s Architectural Technology and Drafting and Design programs, is determined to deliver opportunities for students through new technology in the classroom and beyond with L&C’s St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab.

Jumper holds the honor of being the first Lewis and Clark nominee to receive the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA). He was named the 2017 overall winner from among 29 nominees submitted by community colleges throughout Illinois.

“Great teaching comes from the heart, and Luke Jumper embodies all the attributes of great teachers,” said ICCTA Executive Director Michael Monaghan. “His devotion to teaching and learning is evident in all he does for his students and Lewis and Clark Community College.”

Jumper joined Lewis and Clark in 2007 as an adjunct faculty member and became a full-time instructor in 2011. He currently teaches courses in architecture, drafting and design, industrial technology, solar design and smart grid technology. He is also director of L&C’s St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab and a member of the college’s Green Oversight Committee. 

After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Jumper went on to earn his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a LEED AP BD+C certified registered architect in the state of Missouri.

Jumper is a past recipient of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) St. Louis Design Award for the Enid Waste Water Treatment Plant Design and received a 2015 Epsilon Pi Tau Alvin Rudisill Scholarship.

He was instrumental in developing and launching the St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab at L&C’s N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville and earned L&C the role of host for the United States Fab Lab Network (USFLN) Symposium, held March 13-15, 2017.

“Assistant Professor Luke Jumper not only excels in the classroom; his vision also includes the economic impact of Lewis and Clark on the entire district,” said L&C President Dale Chapman. “It is Luke’s energy and creativity that led to Lewis and Clark initiating the St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab, which now serves hundreds of people throughout our region with the most advanced technology.”