Dr. Ellen Dooley, Ph.D.
Art/History/Jewish Studies Teacher

Ellen Dooley teaches history, art history, and Jewish studies at Kehillah. She holds her B.A. in art history and comparative religion from Trinity University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Southern California. Ellen taught as both an instructor and teaching assistant at USC, and she volunteered for several years with at-risk teens as a mentor and writing coach in San Antonio, TX and Los Angeles, CA. She continues to volunteer weekly with the Prison University Project, tutoring students pursuing their Associate of Arts Degree while incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. Prior to moving to the Bay, Ellen was a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, working in their Department of Latin American Art. Her research focused on religious art and plague in seventeenth-century Spain, and she has published on subjects ranging from early modern European art to modern design movements in California and Mexico. Within the classroom, Ellen employs inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques, and she is is committed to designing instruction to facilitate equitable access. She also advises the Model UN club and coaches both cross country and track. She particularly loves running at the Baylands with the team!