Elin E. Lobel, Ph.D., GCFP, CMA



Elin E. Lobel, Ph.D., GCFP, CMA

Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 121 D
T/Th 12:30-2:00pm
or by appointment


Ph.D., Kinesiology: Coordination, Control, & Skill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002

M.S., Kinesiology: Therapeutic Exercise, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998

B.A., Dance, Connecticut College, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Somatics for Dancers
Balance and Gait Assessment
Movement Disorders

Elin Lobel, PhD, GCFP, CMA is a Professor of Kinesiology at Towson University teaching dance, motor development and learning. She studied dance at Walnut Hill School For Performing Arts and Connecticut College and earned a doctorate in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois@ Urbana-Champaign. She is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Laban Movement Analyst. Lobel co-authored Dance and Somatics (2012) and has presented her scholarship nationally and internationally. She has published articles in the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, Journal of Dance Education, the Journal of Laban Movement Studies, the Feldenkrais Journal and The child: An encyclopedic companion. Dr. Lobel serves as editor, editorial board member and peer reviewer for a variety of academic peer reviewed journals.

Select Publications 


  • Mogge, S.G., Huggins, S., Knutson, J., Lobel, E.E., & Segal, P.H. (Eds.). (In Press). Multiple literacies for Dance, Physical Education and Sports. Springer.
  • Brodie, J. A. & Lobel, E. E.  (March 2012).  Dance and somatics: Mind-body principles of teaching and performance. McFarland & Company, Inc.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Lobel, E. E. (March 2021). A model for integrating social and creative dance forms in a dance education course. Journal of Dance Education, 21(1), 1-5. DOI: 10.1080/15290824.2020.1732984
  • Brodie, J.A., & Lobel, E.E. (Summer 2016).  Dance technique for the mature mover. Journal of Dance Education, 16(1), 48-57.
  • Lobel, E. E. (2016). The transfer of two stretching techniques on standing hip range of motion. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 20(1), 38-43.
  • Lobel, E. E. (December 2013). Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons and motor learning.  Feldenkrais Journal, Neuroscience (26), 1-14.
  • Lobel, E. E.  (Summer 2013). The effects of passive and active stretching techniques on hip range of motion in women. Journal of Laban Movement Studies, 3(1), 11-19.


  • Somatics and alternative training methods for dancers
  • Balance and gait assessment for dancers and atypical populations

Courses Taught 

  • KNES 341 Concepts of Motor Learning
  • KNES 426 Motor Development: Infants to Adults
  • KNES 469 Research Methods