Stephanie Swindle Thomas

  • Affiliate Professor of Art History
  • Social media and Marketing

  • Digital Media Trends and Analytics

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Photography

  • Videography

  • Lighting

  • Audio

  • Data Asset Management Software

  • Curatorial

  • Arts Writing and Interviewing

  • Mentoring

  • Documentary Production

Stephanie Swindle Thomas


Stephanie Swindle Thomas has made a career out of combining her Art History degrees and multimedia skills with her passion for arts advocacy. Her photographs have been featured in various exhibitions, and she has collaborated with artists, musicians, and directors on arts-related projects around the world. As a teacher and mentor, she emphasizes experiential learning and engaged empathy.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she is a third-generation musician who worked for The Blues Foundation and The Metal Museum before returning to Penn State to work at The Palmer Museum of Art. She is a published fiction writer, who leads a virtual writer’s group and storytelling workshops.

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