Education

Ph.D. Dance Studies, with Minor in Women’s History, The Ohio State University, 2011
M.A. Dance, Concentrations in Dance History and Labanotation, The Ohio State University, 2003  Phi Kappa Phi
B.A. Dance, Concentration in Dance History and Criticism, Goucher College, 2001  Phi Beta Kappa

Seminars and Certifications

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dance Studies in/and the Humanities Publication Seminar, Brown University,  2016
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Dance Studies in/and the Humanities Summer Seminar, Northwestern University, 2012
Professional Development in Arts Integration for Teaching Artists, Greater Columbus Arts Council, 2007
Labanotation Teacher Certification, Dance Notation Bureau, 2003

Academic Appointments

2019-Present  Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Dance and affiliated faculty, Melton Center for Jewish Studies and Slavic Center, The Ohio State University
2014-2019 Assistant Professor, Department of Dance and affiliated faculty, Melton Center for Jewish Studies and Slavic Center, The Ohio State University
2010-2014 Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, Reed College
2013 (Summer) Scholar in Residence, Bates Dance Festival
2007-2009 Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University Department of Dance
2007 Adjunct Lecturer in Dance History, The Ohio State University Department of Dance
2005-2007 Adjunct Lecturer in Dance History, Ohio University Pickerington Center
2006 Adjunct Lecturer in Dance, Wittenberg University
2006 Adjunct Lecturer in Dance History, The Ohio State University at Mansfield
2004 Interim Director of Dance, Dana Hall School

Honors, Grants, Awards (selected)

2021-2022 Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Society of Fellows, The Ohio State University
2021 Gertrude Lippincott Award Honorable Mention, Dance Studies Association
2021 Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award
2020 Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme COVID-19 Special Grants Competition, The Ohio State University – Project: Audiences and Online Reception: Before and After COVID
2020 New York Public Library Short-Term Fellowship
2018 Finalist, Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the Category Jews and the Arts, Association for Jewish Studies
2017 OSU Global Mobility Project Faculty Grant – Project: US Reception of Inbal Dance Theater, 1958–1969
2015 Dance Preservation Fund – Project: Dance Notation Bureau Collection Oral History Archives (Co-PI, with Nena Couch)
2011 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Level I Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant – Project: Enhancing Dance Literacy: Dance Notation Through Touch Technology (PI)
2011 Dance Preservation Fund – Project: Reedies Read Rooms (PI)
2009-2010 Samuel M. Melton Graduate Fellowship, Melton Center for Jewish Studies, The Ohio State University
2009-2010 P.E.O. Scholar Award, P.E.O. International Sisterhood
2009 Selma Jeanne Cohen Award, Society of Dance History Scholars
2009 Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Graduate Studies Grant for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity, The Ohio State University

Service to the Field

Editorial Board, Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women (Jewish Women’s Archive), 2017-2021
Editorial Board, Studies in Dance History, 2014-2020
Past Treasurer, Dance Studies Association, 2018-2019
Treasurer, Dance Studies Association, 2017-2018
Conference Chair, Dance Studies Association Inaugural Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October 19-22, 2017
Dance Notation Bureau Professional Advisory Committee, 2012-2017
Treasurer, Congress on Research in Dance, 2012-2016
Program Committee, Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance, Congress on Research in Dance Special Topics Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 16-18, 2012
Website Content Editor, Society of Dance History Scholars, 2005-2011
Conference Organizer, Modern Jewish Experience through the Lens of Dance, conference co-sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and Department of Dance, The Ohio State University, Columbus, February 13-14, 2011

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