- Fulbright Award (1994)
Dornith Doherty was an associate professor of photography in the Herron School of Art at IUPUI from 1988 to 1995. She joined IUPUI's faculty in 1988 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1994. Doherty left IUPUI for an appointment as associate professor of studio art (photography) in the School of Visual Arts at the University of North Texas in 1995 and held that position until 2007 where she was promoted to full professor. In 2014, she received the title of University Distinguished Research Professor which she still currently holds in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. Doherty's work has been featured in exhibitions in the U.S. and internationally. Her areas of expertise include contemporary photography, art and science, digital imaging, large format photography, and analog photography. Doherty received her B.A. in Spanish and French from Rice University in 1980 and her M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University in 1988.
Doherty received the William J. Fulbright Lecture/Research Grant from the Fulbright Foundation to research in Mexico from 1994 to 1995, a Japan Foundation Grant in 2003, and served as a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2012. Doherty also received the Honored Educator Award from the Society of Photographic Educational South Central Conference in 2012 and was named the Texas State Artist 2D by the Texas Legislature in 2016. From 2008 to 2013, she served as a board member of the Society for Photographic Education.