James McLeod is a professor or 3D Fine Art / Glass at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he has been teaching since 2006.  McLeod earned his MFA in Sculpture from New York University and BFA in Glass from the California College of Art.  McLeod has studied and taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Glass, The Glass Furnace Istanbul and Corning Glass.

In addition to his work as a professor, McLeod is the owner and Executive Director of the Bubble Factory Inc., a multi-media glass studio that specializes in architectural glass installations and high-end glass products for the home.