Faculty/Staff Profile Details
Juliann B. Dorff
Juliann B. Dorff graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Mount St. Joseph. After an eleven year radio career, she volunteered at her children’s elementary school to teach art in grades one through three. This experience inspired her to return to school earning a Master of Arts in Teaching from Kent State University. Now in her eleventh year as an instructor at Kent State University, she has taught all the courses in the art education sequence with a focus on the Field Experience course. Her philosophy of teaching centers around her devotion to providing her students with the tools necessary to teach all children. In 2005, Ms. Dorff was recognized for her teaching excellence receiving the Outstanding Teaching Award from Kent State. In 2008, she was recognized as a Friend of Kent City Schools for her work with students at the Roosevelt HIgh School Annex. She is a contributing author in the National Art Education Association text Understanding Students with Autism Through Art published in 2010.
Ms. Dorff’s current research area is teaching art to students with special needs, in particular, students with autism. She lives in Kent with her husband, Peter and has two children, Bob and Anne.