Penny Ann Dolin is program chair for the Graphic Information Technology major at Arizona State University (The Polytechnic School). Her core expertise is in commercial photography, technical imaging, and print/design. She is the founder of the GIT Commercial Photography Studio at ASU. As director of the Technical Imaging @ the Polytechnic program, she also manages the Technical Imaging Lab, which explores high-speed imaging and stroboscopic and thermal photography. She has been involved in numerous STEM grants through which she incorporates photography and science in an accessible and fun way for K–12 teachers and students.
Dolin has been involved in the graphic communications field for more than 30 years. After graduating from Bard College in New York, she began her career as a photojournalist shooting for The New York Times and Newsday. As founder and operator of Silver Sight Studio, a successful commercial photography studio based in Stamford, Connecticut, she photographed for Fortune 500 companies and traveled extensively. After receiving a master’s in technology from Arizona State University (Phi Kappa Phi), she joined the Corporate Research and Development team at American Color, the third largest prepress company in the United States at the time. She maintains her ties with industry through consulting and professional organizations.
Dolin has studied at the Edgerton Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has presented on lighting for high-speed imaging at MIT. She has been presenting seminars on Adobe products since fall 2000. Her most recent presentation for Adobe was in a digital publishing seminar delivered at ASU. Dolin also takes students to Paris every May to explore the city of lights photographically.
Dolin has always worked at the convergence of creativity and technology, such as putting together the “Educating Corridors” installation at the ASU Polytechnic Campus. The installation showcases the art of technology, resulting in 41 large-format images displayed on four floors in two campus buildings. As an Adobe Education Leader, she is active in beta testing and curriculum development with the latest Adobe software.