College of Health Professions

Department oF Kinesiology


Elin Lobel


Office:   Burdick Hall, Room 121 D
Phone:   410-704-3161
Fax:   410-704-3912

Elin Lobel, Ph.D.

Education and Certification

  • Ph.D.: University of Illinois
  • M.S.: University of Illinois
  • B.A.: Connecticut College

Teaching Interests

  • Knes 327 Teaching Cultural Dance Forms and Creative Movement for Physical Education Majors
  • Knes 341 Concepts of Motor Learning
  • Knes 426 Motor Development

Research and Professional Interests

  • The Intersection of Dance Education and Somatic Practices
  • Movement Based Assessment tools for both dance and somatic practices
  • Balance and Gait Assessments in Atypical Populations

Recent Publications

  • Lobel, E. E.  (2008).  Dance.  In  R. A. Shweder (ed.), The Chicago Compendium to the Child. Chicago: IL; The University of Chicago Press.
  • Brodie, J. A. & Lobel, E. E.  (2008). More than just a mirror image: The visual system and other modes of learning and performing dance:.  Journal of Dance Education, 8(1), 23- 31.
  • Lobel, E.E. &Brodie, J.A. (2006).  Somatics in Dance; Dance in Somatics. Journal of Dance Education, 5(4), 105-111.
  • Lobel, E. E. &Brodie, J. A. (Eds).  (2006).  Practical Application of Somatic Principles in the Classroom [special issue].  Journal of Dance Education, 5 (4), 105-158.
  • Brodie, J. A. & Lobel, E. E. (2004).  Integrating fundamental principles underlying somatic practices into the dance technique class.  Journal of Dance Education, 4 (3), 80-88. 


  • Certified Laban Movement Analyst/Bartenieff Fundamental Practitioner, since 1991
  • Certified in Elementary and Intermediate Labanotation, 1999 and 2000 respectively.
  • Certified Awareness Through Movement Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method, completed August 2008.
  • Completing certification as a Feldenkrais Method Practitioner (August 2010)

News/Interesting Tidbits

  • Senior Research Fellow Award from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies (LIMS), New York, NY.
  • Founding member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Feldenkrais Research Foundation, New York, NY.
  • Editorial board member for the Journal of Dance Education.
  • Editor Journal of Laban Movement Studies (JLMS)





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