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

Professor

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

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Burdick Hall 121 D
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Tue + Thur 11am - 12pm
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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 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 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 and Presentations

  • Brodie, J.A. & Lobel, E.E. (summer 2016). Dance technique for the mature mover. Journal of Dance Education, 16(2), 48-57.
  • Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons and motor learning.  Feldenkrais Journal, Neuroscience (26), 1-14, December, 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. Summer, 2013
  • Dance and somatics: Mind-body principles of teaching and performance. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., March, 2012
  • The collaborative process in publishing on dance and somatics. Panel presentation at the 2014 National Dance Education Organization Annual Conference, Focus on Dance Education: Collaborations: A Mosaic of Possibilities, Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency, November 7, 2014
  • Technique class for the mature mover. Presented at the 2013 National Dance Education Organization Annual Conference, Focus on Dance Education: Collaborations: A Mosaic of Possibilities Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency Miami, November 6, 2014
  • Initiation and intention in movement. Presented at the 2013 National Dance Education Organization Annual Conference, Focus on Dance Education: The Art and Craft of Teaching, Miami, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Miami, October 26, 2013

 Research

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

Service

  • Exercise Science Program Coordinator
  • College of Health Professions Promotion and Tenure Review Committee 2009-2016
  • University Curriculum Committee member, 2006-2012
  • Editor, Journal of Laban Movement Studies (JLMS)
  • Peer-reviewer for the American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly the American Journal of Mental Retardation), Dance Education in Practice, the Feldenkrais Journal, and the Journal of Dance Education
Currently Teaching - Fall 2015
KNES 327 Teaching Cultural Dance Forms
KNES 341 Concepts of Motor Learning
KNES 426 Motor Development