Debenham, Kathie
Title:
Professor - Dance
Office:
GT 610a
Phone:
(801) 863-7129
Fax:
(801) 863-7130
Mail Code:
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Last Updated: 12/17/14 -

Kathleen A. Debenham

Utah Valley University

Professor of Dance

800 West University Parkway MS 194

Orem, UT 84058

Phone: 801.863.7129

Fax: 801.863.6815

 

VITA

 

 

EDUCATION

 

            University of Utah

Graduate Certificate Program in Integrated Movement Studies with Laban Movement Analysis (C.L.M.A.) Certification 1997

           

Brigham Young University

                        Masters of Arts Degree in Dance/Physical Education 1976

                        BA Degree Cum Laude Dance/Physical Education, Utah Secondary Licensure 1974

                                                                             

 

CAREER HISTORY

 

            Utah Valley University

·     Professor of Dance                                                                               2005- present 

·     Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs                             July 2009-July 2012

·     Interim Dean School of the Arts                                                  July 2008-July 2009

·     Interim Dean School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences      Jan. 2008-June 2008

·     Associate Dean School of Humanities Arts & Social Sciences                   2004-2007

·     Professor                                                                                                           2005

·     Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Outcomes Assessment                 2003-2005

·     Tenured & Associate Professor                                                                         2002

·     Founding Chair of Dance Department                                                     2000-2002

·     Assistant Professor                                                                                           1997

·     Modern Dance Program Director                                                            1995-2005

·     Artistic Director and founder,  UVU Synergy Dance                                  1992-2005

·     Instructor                                                                                                         1995

·     Adjunct faculty member                                                                          1991-1995

 

            Brigham Young University

·    Adjunct Associate Lecturer, Department of Dance 1976-1995

·  Co-Artistic Director, Young DanceMakers, BYU Children’s and Teens' Creative Dance Program 1979-2000

·   Founded The Dancers’ Company (1974) student performing company that tours worldwide

 

Independent Artist in Residence

·     Member of the Utah Artist in Education Dance Artists' Bank  1984-2008

·  Taught residencies throughout Utah, Illinois, Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Minnesota

 

            Contemporary DANCEWORKS

·     Co-founder, co-artistic director, choreographer and performer 1986-2002

·     Master Teacher for R.F.P. grant (Utah State Office of Education & Utah Arts Council) serving schools in Utah County, Salt Lake County, and Sanpete County 1996-2002

           

            The Meridian School 

·     Faculty member 1989-1994

·     Developed and taught pre K-12 Fine Arts dance curriculum

 

            The Waterford School 

·     Faculty member, Provo and Sandy campuses 1985-1989

·     Developed and taught pre K-12 Fine Arts dance curriculum

 

Provo School District

·     Dance Specialist, Provo Integrated Arts Team 1976-1981

·     Integrated Arts Grant funded through Utah State Office of Education/Mineral Lease Funds

·     In-residence at Joaquin and Timpanogos Elementary schools for side by side teaching and in-service

·   Provided in-service for Sunnyside Elementary in Sunnyside, UT and various USOE workshops

·   Co-authored an Integrated Arts Implementation Guide and Resource Manual, published by the Utah State Office of Education

                       

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

·     Motus Humanus 1998-present

·     National Dance Education Organization 2001-present

·     Utah Dance Education Organization 2001-present

·     Laban Institute for Movement Studies 2004-2009

·     American Association of Colleges and Universities 2006-2009

·     Congress on Research in Dance 2001-2007

·     American College Dance Festival Association 2002-2008

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

      UVU Presidential Award of Excellence- Service 2014

·     Brigham Young University Honored Alumni Award for College of Fine Arts and Communications 2010

·     UVU School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Dean’s Scholarly Award for Creative Project 2007

      ·     Brigham Young University Honored Alumni Award for Contributions in Dance and the Community 2005

·     UVU Ragan Theater Showcase Merit Award for Outstanding Contribution and Achievement in the Arts 2005

      ·     UVU Student Service Staff Excellence Award 2004

      ·     UVU Trustees Award of Excellence 2004

      ·     UVU Wolverine Award for Advisor of the Year 2004

      ·     UVU School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Dean’s Scholarly Award 2000

      ·     UVU School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award 2000

 

 

TEACHING

 

UVU CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

 

Program Development

·     Designed, developed, and implemented the Associate of Science degree in Dance 2000

·     Designed, developed and implemented the Integrated Studies shared Dance core and Modern Dance emphasis 2002

·     Guided the design, course development, and curriculum approval process of the B.F.A. in Dance, Modern Dance and Ballet emphases, and the BS in Movement Studies, Ballroom Dance 2002

 

Course Development

·     DNCE 1100 Dance As An Art Form

·     DNCE 1330 Studio Workshop- Creative Process in Dance

·     DNCE 1400 Beginning Modern Dance

·     DNCE 141R Introduction to Modern Dance Technique & Theory

·     DNCE 143R and 144R Modern Dance Technique & Theory I

·     DNCE 1610 Dance Conditioning

·     DNCE 2110 Orientation to Dance

·     DNCE 2330 Improvisation I

·     DNCE 2340 Composition

·     DNCE 243R and 244R Modern Dance Technique & Theory II

·     DNCE 246R Synergy Dance Company

·     DNCE 250R Advanced Jazz

·     DNCE 265R Fundamentals of Movement

·     DNCE 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies

·     DNCE 3140 Dance Production & Lighting

·     DNCE 3330 Modern Dance Workshop

·     DNCE 3350 Choreography

·     DNCE 346R Modern Dance Performance

·     DNCE 3560 World Dance Forms

·     DNCE 3400 Dance in the Elementary School

·     DNCE 3630 Dance History   

·     DNCE 365R Advanced Fundamentals of Movement

·     DNCE 3670 Movement Analysis

·     DNCE 3690 Motif and Labanotation I

·     DNCE 4920 Dance As Cultural Practice

 

UVU COURSES TAUGHT

·     DNCE 1100 Dance As An Art Form

·     DNCE 1330 Studio Workshop- Creative Process in Dance

·     DNCE 1400 Beginning Modern Dance

·     DNCE 143R and 144R Modern Dance Technique & Theory I

·     DNCE 2110 Orientation to Dance

·     DNCE 2330 Improvisation I

·     DNCE 2340 Composition

·     DNCE 243R and 244R Modern Dance Technique & Theory II

·     DNCE 246R Synergy Dance Company

·     DNCE 265R Fundamentals of Movement

·     DNCE 2670 Introduction to Laban Studies

·     DNCE 346R Modern Dance Performance

·     DNCE 3400 Dance in the Elementary School

·     DNCE 365R Advanced Fundamentals of Movement

·     DNCE 3670 Movement Analysis

·     DNCE 4920 Dance As Cultural Practice

 

ADDITIONAL COURSES TAUGHT

·     Modern Dance Technique Level III and IV (Brigham Young University)

·     Studio Workshop in Modern Dance (Brigham Young University)

·     Children’s Dance Teaching Methods (Brigham Young University)

·     Rhythm & Dance for Elementary School Teachers (Brigham Young University)

·     Dancers’ Company-Modern Dance Performance (Brigham Young University)

 

MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE WORK

 

NCUR student presentation Making Connections: A Personal Journey Toward Body-Mind Integration, Ashlee Nilson, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, April 2008

 

NCUR student presentation One Choreographer’s Journey: A Small Collection of Beautiful Things, Claire Bagley, Dominican University of California, San Raphael, CA, April 2007

 

NCUR student presentation, Action Research from a Dancer’s Point of View: Creating Choreography Using Kinesthetic Logic, Shanna Blackburn and Kelsey Birch, University of North Carolina Asheville,  Asheville, NC, April 2006

 

SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE WORK

 

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & PAPERS

 

Publications

 

The Cognizant Body. Juried Conference Proceedings World Dance Alliance Global Summit. August 2008.

 

Experiencing the Sacred in Dance Education: Wonder, Compassion, Wisdom & Wholeness in the Classroom. Journal of Dance Education. Issue 2 Volume 8. Pages 44-55. Published April, 2008.

 

From the Ground Up–Doris Humphrey As Americanist, Modernist, Artist.  Interdisciplinary Humanities. Volume  21.1. Pages 78-86. Published Spring 2004

 

Deconstruction of the Dance: A View from the Inside Out. Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Volume 81. Pages 7-11. 2004


Meaning Making in Movement Through Laban Movement Analysis.  Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Volume 77. Pages 31-34. 2000         

 

 

Refereed Conference Presentations and Papers

International

·     “I am My Mother and My Father: A Moving Meditation on the Genealogy of Body and Identity” 16th International Oral History Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2010 (co-presenter)

·     “The Cognizant Body” World Dance Alliance Global Summit, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia, July 2008 (co-presenter)

·     “Bob Fosse’s Screen Debut: 48 Seconds that Set a Course” International Council of Kinetography Laban/Labanotation Conference, London, UK, August 2005 (co-presenter)

·     “Laban Movement Analysis as a Matrix for a Dance Curriculum” Dance Notation Bureau/Chinese Culture University Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, August 2004 (co-presenter)

·     “Moving to Wholeness” Congress on Research in Dance Asia Pacific International Council on Kinetography Laban International Conference, Taipei Taiwan, August 2004

 

National

·     “Dancing from the Inside Out” National Dance Education Conference, California State University Long Beach, CA, October 2006 (co-presenter)

·     “Moving Towards a 21st Century Dance Curriculum: LMA As A Matrix” National Dance Education Organization Conference, Buffalo, NY, October 2005 (co-presenter)

·     “Masculine/Feminine Identity: Gender Stereotypes Represented (and Shattered) in Contemporary Dance” National Association for Humanities Education Conference, Richmond, VA, February 2005 (co-presenter)

·     “Passing It On– Familial and Community Connections in Dance” National Dance Education Organization Conference, Lansing, MI, October 2004 (co-presenter)    

·     “Pulse of the Modern Dance Pioneers” National Association of Humanities Education, San Antonio, TX, February 2003

·      “The Dynamic Elements of Dance: A Framework for Understanding and Interpreting Dance Using the Theories of Rudolf Laban and Carl Jung” National Association for Humanities Education Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, February 1999 (co-presenter)

·     Panel “How To Keep Dancers Dancing--Somatic Approaches” ACDFA, Orange Coast College, CA, January 1998

·     “The Thinking Body--Building Self-Awareness, Expression, and Discipline Through Dance” Southwest District AAHPERD Conference, Sacramento, CA, February 1996

 

Regional

·     “The Song and Dance of Leadership” UVU Leadership Conference, Orem UT, October 2008  “Using Departmental Outcomes Assessment Data to Assess General Education,” What is an Educated Person Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2005

·     “Post-Modernism and Dance” Utah Academy of Science Arts & Letters, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, April 2004

·     “The Pulse of the Modern Dance Pioneers” Brigham Young University The Role of the Arts in a Democracy Conference, Provo, UT, April 2003

·     “Deconstruction of the Dance–A View From the Inside Out” UVU Post Modernism Conference, Orem, UT, September 2003

·     “Terpsichore Revealed” UVSC Integrated Studies Forum, Orem, UT, February 2003

·     “African and American Dance Traditions” 8th Annual UVU Martin Luther King Commemoration, Orem, UT, February 2002

·     “The Revolution That Was Isadora” UVU ACTIVISM Conference, Orem, UT, September 2001

·     “Swing–The American Dance from African Roots” UVU “From Rosie to Roosevelt American Studies Conference,” Orem, UT, February 2001

·     “American Dance, African Roots: 20th Century Dance on Broadway and In Concert” UVU American Studies Conference, Orem, UT, February 2001 (co-presenter)

·     “Bodymind Connections,” UVU Biology in the 21st Century Faculty Conference, Orem, UT, September 2000

·     “Dancing Your Character Using Laban Movement Analysis” Rocky Mountain Theater Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, February 2000 (co-presenter)

·     “Embodying Gender” UVU Faculty Conference, Orem, UT, September 1999

·     “African Roots of American Dance Forms: An Overview of Cultural Forms” UVU Martin Luther King Commemoration, Orem, Utah, February 1999

·     “Dance As Text--Unraveling the Mystery of Movement” Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, April 1998 (co-presenter)

·     “Move and Be Moved--Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit” Utah Consortium Women In Higher Education, Moab, UT, April 1998

·     “Dance and Core Curriculum” Southwest District AAHPERD, Reno, NV, April 1998

·     Panel “So You Want To Go Into Teaching” Southwest District AAHPERD, Reno, NV, April 1998

 

 

REFEREED MASTER CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES

 

·     Master Public Education and Higher Ed Teacher Workshop, University of Oklahoma Edmonds, June 2009

·     Master Teacher Residency, University of Oklahoma Edmonds, June 2009

·     Master teacher/choreographer, Dance and the Child International USA Third Intergenerational Conference “Creating Landscapes,” Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, August 2008

·     Dance and the Child International Utah “Day of Dance” Master teacher/choreographer, Riverton, UT, February 2008

·     “Core Support and Performance Preparation” ADCFA University of Montana, Missoula, MT, March, 2007

·     “Bartenieff Fundamentals/Body Connections” ACDFA University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY  March 2006

·     “Core Support” and “Performance Preparation” ACDFA University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT March 2004

·     “Bartenieff Fundamentals” ACDFA Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA March 2003

·     Artist in Schools residency Northridge Elementary School, Orem UT February 2002

·     “Bartenieff Fundamentals–Centering” ADCFA Arizona State University Tempe, AZ March 2002

·     “Bartenieff Fundamentals” and “Intro to Laban Movement Analysis” ACDFA University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM March 2001

·     “ Shape as a Dynamic Process” Master class ACDFA University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT March 2000

·     “Character Development Through Laban Movement Analysis” Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT February 1999

·     Modern Dance Technique and Performance Master Class ACDFA Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO February 1999

·     “Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals” ACDFA, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, January 1998

·     “Movement for Actors” Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Conference, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, February 1997

·     “Modern Dance Technique Supported by Bartenieff Fundamentals” ACDFA, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, March 1997

·     Master Teacher Utah State Office of Education Summer Arts Retreat, Snow College, Ephraim, UT, June 1996

·     Intermediate Modern Dance Technique ACDFA, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March1995

 

 

CONTEMPORARY DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

 

Full Evening Works

·     “Destination Imagination” (collaborative) 2000

·     “There’s A Train Going By My Window” (collaborative) 1998

·     “At the Edge of Magic” (collaborative) 1997

·     “Jabberwock” (collaborative) 1996

·     “Rain Makes Applesauce” (collaborative) 1995

 

Major Choreographic Works

·     “Calling All Angels” commissioned re-staging 2009

·     “Rejoice in the Lord” (collaborative) re-staged 2008

·     “Engraven” 2008

·     “Beyond Words” (collaborative) 2006

·     “Oh, What a Life” 2005

·     “Canoodlin’ & Doodlin’” (collaborative) 2005

·     “At the Heart of What Matters Most” 2005

·     “We are Family” (collaborative) 2005

·     “GO” 2004 (collaborative)

·     “Within the Circle” restaged 2003

·     “Within the Circle” 2002

·     “Third Person Plural” 2001

·     “We Five” 2000

·     “Fireflies and Sevens” (collaborative) 2000

·     “Moves and Postures” (collaborative) 2000   

·      “Creating Spaces” 1999

·      “Bodytalk” 1999

·     “Where Earth Embraces” 1999

·     “You Know You Got It if It Makes You Feel Good” 1998

·      “Cameo” (collaborative) 1997

·      “Street Feet” 1996

·      “Pulse” 1996

·      “For Those Whose Books Will Yet Be Written” 1995

·     “Concerto On the Run” 1995

·     “Calling All Angels” 1995

 

MUSIC THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHY

 

·     “Pirates of Penzance” 2000

·     “Grease” 1999

·     “Promised Valley” 1996

·     “West Side Story” 1995

 

ADJUDICATED CHOREOGRAPHY

 

·     “Within the Circle” American College Dance Festival Adjudication (ACDFA) University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 2003

·     “Third Person Plural” ACDFA Arizona State University Tempe, AZ, March 2002

·     “Where Earth Embraces” ACDFA Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, March 1999

·     “You Know You Got It If It Makes You Feel Good” ACDFA University of Utah, SLC, UT, March 1999

·     “Concerto On the Run” ACDFA University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, March 1997

·     “Pulse” ACDFA University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT March 1996

 

PERFORMANCE

 

    ·    Guest artist, Dance in Concert, Brigham Young University, Pardoe Theatre, January 2009

    ·    “Canoodlin’ & Doodlin’” Master Artist Concert National Dance Education Organization Conference, Martha B. Knoebel  Dance Theater, Long Beach, CA, October 2007

    ·     Master Artist Series Structured Improvisation, National Dance Education Organization Conference, Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, California State University Long Beach, CA, October 2007

    ·     “Debenham Dance” UVU Ragan Theater Showcase Merit Concert, Orem, UT, January 2005

    ·     “Destination: Imagination” Sundance Children’s Festival, Provo, UT May 2001

    ·     Regional Lecture-Performances Contemporary DANCEWORKS, May 1996-2001

    ·     “Moves and Postures” UVU, Orem, UT, March 2000

    ·     “Body Talk” Contemporary DANCEWORKS, UVU, Orem, UT, November 1999

    ·     Mormon Arts Festival Dance Concert, St. George, UT, April 1998

    ·     “Inner Vision” Contemporary DANCEWORKS, UVU, Orem, UT, November 1997             

    ·     “Calling All Angels” BYU Faculty Concert, Provo, UT, March 1997

    ·     “Beyond Words” Contemporary DANCEWORKS, UVU, Orem, UT, November 1997

    ·     “Counterpoint Conference” Contemporary DANCEWORKS, University of Utah, April 1996

    ·     Mormon Arts Festival Dance Concert, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, April 1996

    ·     “Women’s Work” Contemporary DANCEWORKS, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, September 1995

     

    CONCERT DIRECTION

     

    ·     Tutus, Triptychs, Tympani, and Two-Minute Soliloquies, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT November 2008

    ·     Synergy Dance LIVE!, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, November 2005

    ·     Debenham Dance, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, January 2005      

    ·     Random Acts of Movement, Ragan Theater UVU, Orem UT, November 2004

    ·     Synergy Dance.com, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, April 2004

    ·     Interior Views, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, November 2004

    ·     Next Wave, Ragan Theater UVU, Orem, UT, April 2003

    ·     KICK! JUMP! GO!, Ragan Theater UVU, Orem, UT, November 2002

    ·     Double Take, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, April 2002

    ·     New Visions, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, November 2001

    ·     Dance We Dance, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, April 2001

    ·     No Limits, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, November 2000

    ·     On the Move, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, April 2000

    ·     Dancing Outside the Box, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, November 1999

    ·     In the Moment of Movement, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, March 1999

    ·     Inside Outside Upside Down, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, November 1998

    ·     Going Places, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, April 1998

    ·     Wanna Dance?!, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, November 1997

    ·     D-D-DANCE, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, April 1997

    ·     On the Edge, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem UT, November 1996

    ·     Move It, Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT, February 1996

     

     

    GRANTS

     

       External Grants

    ·     Orem City CARE Grant 2008

    ·     Utah Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts project grants totaling $9,000 1986-2000

    ·     Utah Arts Council/Utah State Office of Education Regionally Funded Performance grants totaling $38,000  1998-2000

     

       Internal Grants

    ·     CEL Grant “Tutus, Triptych, Tympani, and Two-Minute Soliloquies” 2008

    ·     CEL Grant “Engaged Learning Through Community- Synergy Dance Lecture-Performances” 2007

    ·     UVU Foundation Board Exceptional Merit Grant 2006

    ·     Undergraduate Research Award 2006

    ·     Presidential Faculty Scholarly Award 2005

    ·     Faculty Development Grant for International Council of Kinetography/Labanotation Conference  2005

    ·     Faculty Development Grant for National Dance Education Organization Conference 2005

    ·     Faculty Development Grant for National Association of Humanities Education presentation 2005

    ·     Presidential Faculty Scholarship Award 2004

    ·     Faculty Development Grant for paper presentations in Taiwan 2004

    ·     UVU Faculty Development Grant for Integrated Movement Studies C.L.M.A. Certifcation 1997                       

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

     

     

    POST GRADUATE EDUCATION

     

    ·     Certificate in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (25 graduate credit hours) University of Utah 1997

    ·     Pre-requisite courses in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, University of Utah 1994     

     

    CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

     

    ·    American Association of Colleges & Universities Integrated LearningConference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2009

    ·     National Dance Education Organization Conference, New York City, New York, June 2009

    ·     National Association of Schools of Dance Conference (NASD), Minneapolis, MN, September 2008

    ·     World Dance Alliance Global Summit, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia, July 2008

    ·     National Conference American College Dance Festival, New York, NY, June 2008

    ·     American College Dance Festival Conference (ACDFA), University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT, March 2008

    ·     Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Conference “Integrative Designs for General Education and Assessment” Boston, MA, February 2008

    ·     ACDFA, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, March 2008

    ·     What is an Educated Person Conference, Snowbird, UT, November 2007

    ·     ACDFA Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, March 2007

    ·     AAC&U Conference, “ General Education,” New Orleans, LA, February 2007

    ·     What is an Educated Person Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2006

    ·     National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Conference, California State University Long Beach, October 2006

    ·     National ACDFA Conference, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, June 2006

    ·     AAC&U “Demanding Excellence” Washington D.C. February 2006

    ·     What is an Educated Person Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2005

    ·     NDEO Conference, SUNY Buffalo, NY, October 2005

    ·     International Council of Kinetography Laban/Labanotation Conference, London, UK, August 2005

    ·     Somatics Workshop, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2005

    ·     ACDFA Conference, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA April 2005

    ·     National Association for Humanities Education Conference, Richmond, VA, February 2005

    ·     ACDFA Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT March 2004

    ·     Chairing the Academic Department, San Diego, CA, February 2005

    ·     NDEO Conference, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, October 2004

    ·     American Association for Higher Education Assessment Conference, Denver, CO, June 2004

    ·     NASD Conference, Tucson, AZ, September 2004

    ·     Dance Notation Bureau Conference “Applications of Labanotation, Motif Writing, and Laban Movement Analysis in Education, with Technology, and As a Tool for Cultural Study” Taipei, Taiwan, August 2004

    ·     Congress on Research in Dance International Conference “Dance Identity and Integration” Taipei, Taiwan, August 2004

    ·     Somatics Workshop, University of Utah, May 2004

    ·     Laban Institute for Movement Studies Nat’l. Conference, California State University Long Beach, June 2004

    ·     Northwest Assoc. of Colleges and Universities Self Study Conference, Seattle, WA, February 2003 & 2004

    ·     Somatics Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, May 2003

    ·     National Association for Higher Education Assessment Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2003

    ·     NASD Conference Clearwater, FL, September 2003

    ·     NDEO Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March 2003

    ·     National Association of Humanities Education Conference, San Antonio, TX, February 2003

    ·     NASD Conference, Tucson, AZ, September 2002

    ·     NDEO Conference, Providence, RI 2002

    ·     Chairing the Academic Department, San Diego, CA, February 2002

    ·     National Association of Humanities Education, Portland, OR, February 2001

    ·     Congress on Research in Dance, New York University, New York, NY, October 2001

    ·     Chairing the Academic Department, St. Petersburg, FL, February 2000

    ·     National Association for Higher Education Assessment Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 2000

    ·     Dancing in the Millennium Conference, Washington, DC, August 2000

    ·     AHPERD National Conference, Laie, HA, June 2000

    ·     National Association of Humanities Education, Tampa, FL, February 1999

    ·     National Association for Higher Education Assessment Conference, Cincinnati, OH June 1998

    ·     Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Conference, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT February 1998

    ·     Utah Consortium for Women in Higher Education, Moab, UT May 1997

    ·     ACDFA Conference, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ March 1997

    ·     Southwest District AAHPERD Conference, Sacramento, CA, February 1997

    ·     NISOD Conference “Celebrating Teaching Excellence” Austin, TX, May 1997                                             

    ·     Southwest District AAHPERD Conferences, Laie, HA, June 1995

    ·     Utah Consortium for Women in Higher Education, Springdale, UT, May 1996

    ·     Great Teachers Summit, Park City, UT, October 1995

    ·     Modern Dance Summer Workshop, BYU, Provo, UT, July 1995

    ·     ADCFA Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO February 1995

     

    SERVICE

     

     

    UVU COMMITTEE WORK

     

    University Committees

     

          ·     Institutional Review Board 2009

    ·     Scholarly & Creative Activities Committee 2009

    ·     Graduate Studies Committee Chair 2009

    ·     University Curriculum Committee 2009-2012

    ·     NWCCU Institutional Self Study Subcommittee 2009

    ·     Growth and Planning Task Force 2009

    ·     State General Education Task Force member 2007-2012

    ·     General Education Committee 2005- 2012, chair 2006-2008

    ·     Strategic Directions Advisory Committee co-chair 2005-2007

    ·     Faculty Workload Task Force 2005- 2007, co-chair 2006-2007

    ·     Advisement Leadership Council 2006-2007

    ·     Search committee member chair, Director of Institutional Effectiveness 2005

    ·     Summer University Planning Committee 2005

    ·     Pillars of Distinction-Scholarship Committee 2005

    ·     Campus Image Committee 2004-2006            

    ·     Planning Budgeting and Accountability Coordinating Committee 2004-2006

    ·     Faculty Satisfaction Survey Committee 2004

    ·     Strategic Directions Advisory Committee, staff member 2004-2005

    ·     Planning, Budgeting, & Accountability Task Force, Accountability Subcommittee Chair 2003

    ·     UVU Integrated Marketing Council 2003

    ·     NW Accreditation Self Study Executive Committee 2002-2004

    ·     Executive Institutional Effectiveness Committee chair 2002-2005

    ·     University Curriculum Committee 1997-2000

    ·     Faculty & Staff Campaign 1998

     

    School Committees

    ·     HASS Studies Committee 2002-2006

    ·     HASS Curriculum Committee 2002-2004

    ·     School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (HASS) Institutional Effectiveness Committee 1998-2002 (chair 2000-2002)

    ·     HASS Teacher of the Year committee chair 2001

    ·     HASS Teacher of the Year committee member 1998

    ·     Utah System of Higher Education Dance Articulation committee chair 1997

    ·     School of HASS Textbook Committee 1997-2000

    ·     School of Science & Health Scholarship Committee 1995-1996

                           

     

    DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

     

    ·     Founding Dance Department Chair 2000-2002

    ·     Dance Department Faculty Senator 1997-2000

    ·     Modern Dance Program Coordinator 1995-2005

    ·     Director of Modern Dance Scholarship auditions 1997-2002

     

     

    STUDENT ADVISEMENT

     

    ·     Faculty Advisor for Synergy Dance Company 1992-2005

    ·     A.S. Dance Major Advisor 2000-2004

    ·     Integrated Studies Major Dance Emphasis Advisor 2003-2004

     

     

    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

     

    ·     Member Orem Summerfest Committee 2008

    ·     Founding member Orem Arts Council 2006-present

    ·     Teacher In-service for Migrant Head Start Program, Spanish Fork, UT 2004

    ·     Artist in Schools residency Rees Elementary School, Spanish Fork, UT 2003

    ·     Community workshop “Move and Be Moved” UVU, Orem, UT, 2003

    ·     Utah Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Worship Service “Embodying the Spirit” Provo, UT 2002

    ·     Master teacher collaboration Orem Elementary School, Orem, UT 2001

    ·     Organize various master classes for students and community members, Orem, UT, 1995-2000

    ·     Utah Valley Arts Education Consortium 1996-97

    ·     Career Day Laeridge Junior High and Oak Canyon Junior High, Orem, UT 1995-1996

    ·     Sterling Scholar judge, Salt Lake City, UT, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT

    Utah Women in Higher Education Executive Board 2010- present/Chair 2013-14

    ·     Reviewer for AAC&U conference proposals Shaping Faculty Roles in a Time of Change 2008

    ·     Reviewer for Weber State University College of Arts & Humanities Faculty Development Grants 2008

    ·     American College Dance Festival Northwest Region Board Member 2003-2008

    ·     Utah Academy of Science Arts & Letters Fine Arts Chair 2001- 2005

    ·     USOE Evaluator for Dance Endorsement Weber State University 2001

    ·     Evaluator for Teacher Licensure program Utah State University 2000

     

     

     

     

    REFERENCES

    Dr. Janice Gygi

    Interim Associate Dean School of the Arts

    Utah Valley University

    800 West University Parkway MS 285

    Orem, UT 84058

    801.863.8863

     

    Dr. Sam Rushforth

    Dean School of Science & Health

    800 West University Parkway MS 179

    Utah Valley University

    Orem, UT 84058

    801.863.8980

     

    Donna Fairbanks

    Assistant Professor- Music

    Utah Valley University

    800 West University Parkway MS 233 

    Orem, UT 84058

    801.863.6538

     

    Susan Gingrasso C.M.A.

    Professor (retired)-- University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

    4308 Heffron Street

    Stevens Point, WI 54481

    715.498.9147 cell

     

    Mary Robinson

    School of the Arts Advisory Board Past Chair

    871 South 300 West

    Orem, UT 84058

    801.224.1045 (home) 801.592.1273 (cell)

     

    Dr. William Cobb

    Professor- History

    Utah Valley University

    800 West University Parkway MS 185

    Orem, UT 84058

    801.863.8846