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Dori Griffin

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

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griffid1@ohio.edu

Dori Griffin

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Dori Griffin is an assistant professor in the School of Art + Design, where she teaches graphic design and design history. She earned her MFA in graphic design from the University of Florida and her PhD in design history from Arizona State University. Griffin’s primary research centers around the history of popular visual culture and the role that type and image play in creating cultural identity. The University of Arizona Press published her first book, Mapping Wonderlands, in 2013. Based in her dissertation research, the book explores the role that illustrated maps played in creating the tourist identity of Arizona. Currently, she is at work on a book manuscript documenting the visual history of the type specimen for graphic design students and educators. This project was initially funded by the Cary Fellowship at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology Library, where the bulk of the research for the book took place. Griffin’s secondary research is focused on design education, particularly the intersections between design history and studio practice. She has presented her research on this subject at a number of national conferences, including AIGA Design Educators and the College Art Association, and her writing on the subject has appeared in the graphic design journal Visible Language.
 
To view images from current and past research projects, visit her blog at www.dorigriffin.com.

 

Educational Background:

MFA, Graphic Design, University of Florida PhD, Design History, Arizona State University