Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D, is recognized as a thought leader, advocate, and supporter for integrative research and learning across the arts, design, and technology. She has more than 25 years of experience supporting learning, innovation, and economic development across institutions of higher education, arts institutions, research technology think-tanks, and federal funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Academies of Sciences. Pamela served as a program officer of the groundbreaking National Science Foundation CreativeIT program where she awarded grants for computer science research that integrated the fine, applied, and performing arts and the humanities.
"In 1993, as a young emerging artist, MacDowell gifted me the opportunity to grow my creative voice that was grounded in photography and branched into new media art. Bunkered in the winter-spring season of New Hampshire for eight weeks, I occupied the Putnam studio. There I set up my new Macintosh Quadra 950 computer. In the darkroom I produced a photo series of lines and tangles in nature. In my self-made new media art studio, I developed my interactive new media artwork “Solitaire: dream journal” that included performance art and movement collaboration with Ellen Fisher (93)."