REBECCA PLUMMER ROHLOFF, PhD

Rebecca Plummer Rohloff is a visual artist, tenured professor of arts education at Salem State University, and a certified Kripalu yoga instructor at Green Tea Studio in Salem, MA.  She completed her BA at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and her MA/PhD in Art Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana. Dr. Rohloff is presently authoring a book, Project Imaginarium: Emancipating the Mind Through Creative Interventions, based on her doctoral work and expertise in arts based inquiry and transformational education. She combines reflective, mind-body  practices with creative expression in ways that spark others to reach their creative potentials as cultural producers and change agents. Rebecca's artistic production can be described as materially eclectic and stylistically whimsical, and ranges from mixed media acrylic painting, paper mache sculptures, textile arts and polymer clay works. Art Collection inspiration have been Barefoot Wanderings, Navigating Chaos, Troubling Myths in Visual Culture, the Global Community, Negotiating Guatemala, and more. She offers individual classes and group workshops on watercolor, visual journaling, meditation, mind-mapping and more. She is an affiliate of Wuqu' Kawoq: Maya Health Alliance, which provided healthcare in Maya Language in the Highlands of Guatemala.  Contact her at  rprart@gmail.com or rrohloff@salemstate.edu.

Awards

2016 Marblehead Arts Fest, Don Howard Award of Excellence in Mixed Media

2013 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, MAEA Massachusetts Art Ed Assocation

Articles

Negotiating Guatemala: Life With the Kaqchikel Maya. In Sextant, The Journal of Salem State University, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring 2011, pp. 21-31.

Solidarity, Global Scholarship, and the Ethics of Encounter: A Case Study From Guatemala. In E. Delacruz & M. Parsons (2009). Art Education and G.l.o.b.a.l.i.z.a.t.i.o.n. National Art Education Association.

Creative Interventions: Arts-based Living Pedagogy. In McCarthy, C.  (Ed.). (2007). Globalizing cultural studies: Interventions in theory,methods and policy. New York: Peter Lang.

 Beyond the Circus: Grounding A Visual Culture Pedagogy, in Duncum, P. (2006). Classroom practices in visual culture. Reston,VA: NAEA.