Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Dorian W Janney

(Principal Outreach Coordinator)

Dorian W Janney's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.286.8912
Org Code: 612
Mail Code 612
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Employer: ADNET Affiliate

Missions & Projects

Brief Bio

Dorian has a passion for sharing the wonders of NASA's science and exploration with others across all age levels! For over three decades, she taught public school in both special and general education settings across all grade levels. She was an Einstein Fellow Finalist and achieved National Board Certification in Science Education, served on numerous education working groups, and wrote science curriculum for the country. She now serves as NASA’s “Global Precipitation Measurement” (GPM) mission’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, and she develops resources to help share the science, technology, and real-world applications of GPM with others. She is a Mentor GLOBE trainer, a member of the GLOBE Education Working Group, and supports the GLOBE field campaigns. Her most recent project is leading an effort to engage Lifelong Learners with The GLOBE Campaign’s Citizen Science efforts.

Current Projects

GPM-GLOBE Collaborating Missions


The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Education and Public Outreach team is working with the Global Learning to Benefit the Enviroment (GLOBE) program to facilitate teachers collecting precipitation data with their students and connect them with scientists and researchers in their geographic area, as well as have GPM scientists use the collected data. For more information visit


GPM Outreach Specialist

NASA/GSFC ADNET/612 - Greenbelt, MD

May 2011 - Present

Science Teacher- secondary schools

MCPS - Maryland

August 1999 - February 2013

Elementary School Teacher

MCPS and FCPS - Maryland

August 1982 - August 1999

Teaching Experience


  • Pre-School Special Education: Early Childhood Education Program, MCPS
  • Elementary Special and General Education Teacher: K through 6th grades, FCPS and MCPS
  • Middle School Math, Computer Technology, and Science Teacher: 6,7, and 8th grades, MCPS
  • High School Science: "Matter and Energy" course, grade 9, MCPS
  • In-service Teacher courses: "Life in Our Environment", "Astronomy", "Early Childhood Assessment"



1976-1980: University of Maryland, College Park, awarded BS in Special and General Education, K through 12

1980-1982: University of Houston, Clear Lake City, awared MS in Special Education, Early Childhood

1998-2001: Johns Hopkins University, awarded Certification in Earth/Space Science through Maryland Space Grant

2009- 2011: Doctoral level work in Science Curriculum and Development, University of Maryland, College Park

Professional Societies

National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)

1998 - Present

GLOBE Program

Teacher Trainer

2013 - Present