Penny Ann 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 Phoenix company American Color, the third largest prepress company in the United States at the time, in corporate research and development, later becoming a regional technical manager.
Dolin joined the faculty at ASU in 1998 in the Department of Technology Management and now teaches in the Department of Engineering. Her core expertise is in commercial photography and technical imaging. She is the founder and director of the GIT Commercial Photography Studio at ASU. She is in the process of designing and developing a Technical Imaging Lab on campus that will explore high-speed imaging and stroboscopic and thermal photography.
Dolin studied at the Edgerton Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been invited to present on high-speed imaging at MIT. She has been presenting seminars on Adobe products since fall 2000. Her most recent presentation for Adobe was in Phoenix at the Adobe® Creative Suite® CS5 Career and Technical Education Solutions Overview. In particular, she has focused on and presented rich-media PDF seminars.
Dolin has always worked at the convergence of creativity and technology. The most recent example is the opening of "Educating Corridors" in 2011 at the Polytechnic Campus, ASU. The installation showcases the art of technology, resulting in 41 large-format images displayed on four floors on campus. She is also actively involved in a STEM grant called Prime the Pipeline that entails using photography and software tools (including Adobe Creative Suite) to learn science and technology.