Julia Woodworth Connelly (18 August 1857 - 28 July 1948) was Director of Expression and Dramatic Art at Hamilton College in Lexington, Ky. She was recruited by Luella Wilcox St. Clair (later Moss) to Kentucky in 1903 from St. Louis, Missouri. Connelly had been teaching speech and drama at Lindenwood College for Women (now Lindenwood University) and Alma College. She was involved in the civic life of Lexington, including the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky and marching in the 1916 suffrage parade with the delegation from Hamilton College. She taught at Hamilton for nearly thirty years, retiring finally at the age of 75 when the school closed in 1932.
Image snipped from her Hamilton College faculty portrait in "The Crimson 1914" published by The Senior Classes of Transylvania University, The College of the Bible, and Hamilton College, Lexington, Kentucky. Volume 16. May 1914. Lexington, Ky.: Press of J.L. Richardson & Co., 1914.