My professional profile includes degrees in dance from SUNY Brockport (BS), the University of Utah (MA), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD). Academic positions as Director of Dance, the Wichita State University (1994-1997); Director of Graduate Studies in Dance, Mills College (1997-2001); and Dance Department Chair at the Florida International University (2001-2011).



  • Founding book series editor in dance. Co-Edit series with Luke C. Kahlich, Ed.D. Cambria Press. Amherst, New York: Current

  • Research in Dance Education: Innovations in Arts Practice. Taylor and Francis Group. London: Current.

  • CHOICE Magazine. Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association. Chicago: Current.

  • Journal of Dance Education. Taylor and Francis Group, London: 2007-2014

  • Arts Education Policy Review. Taylor and Francis Group, London: 2010-2014.



  • 2013. Perspectives on Contemporary Dance History: Revisiting Impulse, 1950–1970, with Luke C. Kahlich. Cambria Press.

  • 2008. Legacy in Dance Education: Essays and Interviews on Values, Practices, and People. Cambria Press.

  • 2006. Margaret H’Doubler: The Legacy of America’s Dance Education Pioneer, with John C. Wilson and Mary A. Brennan. Cambria Press.

  • 2000. A History of Dance in American Higher Education: Dance and the American University. Mellen Press.




Federal, Foundation, Collegiate

  • 2001: US Department of Education: Award:  $673,000.00 Office of Education Research and Improvement (OERI), Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education (FIPSE).

  • 2000: Hewlett Foundation Grant: Award: $400,000.00 Committee co-author of grant for 5 Year redesign of General Education  Core Requirements, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

  • 1999: Irvine Foundation Grant: Award $5,000.00 Stipend for service on Mills College General Education Core Curriculum review committee




  • Dade County, Florida: Cultural Affairs Commission. 2007. $20,500.00.

  • Dade County, Florida: Cultural Affairs Commission. 2006. $15,500.00.

  • Dade County, Florida: Cultural Affairs Commission. 2005. $9,643.00

  • Dade County, Florida: 2004. Quarterly Grant: $3, 283.00 

  • Dade County, Florida: Cultural Affairs Commission. 2004. $13,443.00

  • Dade County, Florida: 2003. Quarterly Grant: 2003. $3,652.00

  • Dade County, Florida: Cultural Affairs Commission. 2003. $12,750.00


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