Alison C. Dobbins is an Associate Professor of Integrated Performance Media Design at Michigan State University. She is the project director of Theatre Engine, research exploring the development and creation of interactive performance pieces such as Dance Engine, Shark! The Musical and BranchOut. Dobbins has won Pulsar and Wilde awards for media designs at Flint Repertory, Williamston Theatre, and Michigan State University. She is a media designer focused on integrating elements of dance, media, music, theatre, medicine, and computer science in performance.