JoAnn Burkhardt, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Office: Defiance Hall, room 126
Phone: 419-783-2315

Dr. Jo Ann Burkhardt is a professor in the education department and teaches a variety of both undergraduate and graduate classes. She has worked with the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity for 10 years and currently is a co-leader of the Cambodia initiative. Dr. Burkhardt brings substantial real life experience to the college having served as both a public school teacher and a high school principal. In addition, she has worked in the field of special education for over 30 years. Her research interests include developing intercultural competence in undergraduate students and determining the efficacy of short term study abroad.

Involvement at DC

  • McMaster School for Advancing Humanity
  • McMaster Fellow
  • Co-leader of the Cambodia Initiative
  • Defiance College Distinguished Faculty


  • Ph.D. from the University of Toledo