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  • CURRICULUM VITA

    SUSAN R. KOFF 110 3rd Avenue, Apartment 3D

    New York, NY 10003 (212) 260-4908

    profkoff@yahoo.com Education 1992-1995 Doctor of Education (Degree Conferred May 1995) Dance Department Temple University Philadelphia, PA Area of Concentration: Dance Education Dissertation Title: Meaning Making Through the Arts: Description

    of an Urban High School’s Arts-Based Program [DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 56-06A, p. 2024 No. AAI9535755]

    1980-1982 Master of Arts Degree (Degree Conferred May 1982) Department of Movement Sciences and Education Teachers College, Columbia University New York, New York Area of Concentration: Dance Education 1974-1977 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Degree Conferred May 1977) (with Honors and Distinction)

    Dance Department University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona Professional Dance Training Modern Daniel Lewis, Limón technique Ruth Currier, Humphrey/Limón technique Various teachers at the Limón Studio, New York Ballet Pamela Critelli, Cynthia Babbit and Ernest Pagnano, all formerly of the Zena Rommett Ballet School Sandra Noll Hammond, Cecchetti Jazz Roy Lozano, Matt Mattox technique Various teachers at the Lynn Simonson Studio, New York

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    Teaching and Administrative Experience: University and Certificate Programs 2005 to Present Clinical Associate Professor, Dance Program Director (2007-present) Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions Steinhart School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

    New York University Responsibilities include working with Dance Education students, advising the higher education track of the MA program, and collaboration in administration of the Dance Education Program. Teaching includes Research in Dance Education, Teaching Dance in Higher Education and Seminar in Dance Education. Since 2007 responsibilities include directorship of the program.

    2002 to 2005 Instructor Departments of Kinesiology, Curriculum and Instruction Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 2001 to 2002 Clinical Assistant Professor College of Education University of Denver Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in Curriculum Theory,

    Curriculum and Instruction for K-12, Professional Development: Integrating arts into the classroom (Denver Public Schools, K-5)

    1995-2001 Assistant Professor and Dance Program Coordinator Department of the Arts and Humanities Teachers College, Columbia University New York, New York

    Responsibilities included the complete administration of the MA degree program, advising all students including thesis advising as well as student teacher placement and supervision, and a full teaching load in theory and practice.

    1994-1995 Administrative Assistant Dance Department, Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Responsibilities included assisting the chairperson with all administrative duties in the department.

    1992-1994 Graduate Teaching Assistant Dance Department, Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Responsibilities included teaching undergraduate classes in the Dance Department including modern technique and Dance as Art. Additional

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    responsibilities included related administrative work in recruitment and outreach programs in public schools.

    1987-1992 Full-Time Instructor Department of Exercise and Sport Science The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania

    Responsibilities included teaching all levels of modern dance and composition, beginning levels of ballet and jazz, and dance fundamentals for physical education majors; advising dance minor students; department committee work; four outreach programs each year through the Arts in Education Central Intermediate Unit 10; and Assistant Director of the university-based Contemporary Dance Company which included choreography, rehearsal direction, publicity, and coordination of performances.

    1984-1987 Instructor The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance Jerusalem, Israel. JRA is affiliated with Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Responsible for technique classes for upper division students. 1986-1987 Instructor The Acting School of Nissan Nativ Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem, Israel

    Responsibilities were to assist the opening of the Jerusalem branch of the Tel Aviv school and to teach beginning movement to acting students in a three year certificate program.

    Teaching and Administrative Experience: Private Studio and Guest Teaching 2012 Guest Instructor Taipei Physical Education College Creative Pedagogy in Dance 2010 Guest Instructor Danish National School for Contemporary Dance, Copenhagen Three day workshop in Dance Education, Theory and Practice 2007 Guest Instructor Danish National School for Contemporary Dance, Copenhagen One week intensive introduction to Dance Education 2006 Fulbright Senior Specialist Visit to The Danish National School for Contemporary Dance Lecture and Curriculum Development in Dance Education

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    2002 Guest Lecture, Definition of Dance Education Dance and Dance Education Program New York University, New York 1999, 2000, 2001 Guest Lecture, Definition of Dance Education Masters Degree Physical Education Students Teachers College, Columbia University 1996 Summer Guest Faculty, Interdisciplinary Learning Standards and Assessment in the

    Arts and Humanities New York State Education Department State University of New York at New Paltz 1992 Summer Dance Instructor Woodward Gymnastics Camp Woodward, Pennsylvania

    Responsibilities included all levels of dance instruction for student gymnasts, dance clinics for gymnastic coaches.

    1990 Guest Instructor Women’s Softball Team

    Penn State University. 1988 Instructor Penn State University Summer dance classes for members of the Penn State football team. 1985-1987 Instructor Dance Studio of Emek HaYarden Jordan Valley, Israel

    Responsible for all levels of dance technique at this regional dance school for the kibbutzim of the Jordan Valley.

    1985 Guest Instructor The Dance School "Mateh Asher," home of the Kibbutz Dance Company Kibbutz Ga'aton, Israel

    Responsibilities were to teach technique classes for high school and professional dance students.

    1984-1985 Company Teacher The Jerusalem Dance Ensemble, Israel Responsibilities were to teach a weekly company class to a professional

    dance company. 1984-1985 Instructor

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    The Jerusalem School of Dance, Israel Responsibilities were to teach all levels of technique to high school and professional dance students.

    1984 Guest Teacher Wingate Institute, College of Teachers Netanya, Israel A day of master classes in dance technique. 1984 Student Teacher Ruth Currier Dance Studio New York, New York

    Technique classes taught in completion of a teacher's seminar with Ruth Currier.

    1976-1977 Instructor Continuing Education University of Arizona, Tucson Semester long technique classes in beginning modern dance. 1975-1976 Teacher Assistant Dance Department University of Arizona, Tucson Assist teaching beginning modern dance classes. Publications Koff, Susan R. (2013). Impact of conscious pedagogy. In S.W. Stinson, C. Svendler Nielsen &

    S-Y. Liu (Eds.), Dance, young people and change: Proceedings of the daCi and WDA Global Dance Summit. Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, July 14th – 20th 2012. http://www.ausdance.org/ [Accessed on 3/26/13] ISBN 978-1-875255-19-1

    Koff, Susan R., Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Corneila Baumgart & Ivancica Jankovic (2013). Curriculum in motion – Special event. In S.W. Stinson, C. Svendler Nielsen & S-Y. Liu (Eds.), Dance, young people and change: Proceedings of the daCi and WDA Global Dance Summit. Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, July 14th – 20th 2012. http://www.ausdance.org/ [Accessed on 3/26/13] ISBN 978-1-875255-19-1

    Koff, Susan R. & Mistry, Gianna L. (2012). Professionalism in dance education. Research in

    Dance Education, 13(1), 83-97. Koff, Susan R. (2012). Apollo’s angels: A history of ballet. Journal of Dance Education, 12(1),

    26. Koff, Susan R. (2011). The organization of dance scholarship. Dance Chronicle, 34(3), 492-495.

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    Koff, Susan R. (2008). Dance education in post-Katrina New Orleans. Conference Proceedings, Aesthetic Education, Queens College, CUNY, http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Education/AE%20Conference%20Proceedings/articles/Dance %20Education%20in%20Post%20Katrina.pdf

    Koff, Susan R. (2007). Psychomotor domain: Dance. In R.J. Seidel & A. Kett (Eds.). From

    principles of learning to strategies for instruction: Workbook companion. NY: Springer, 307-321.

    Koff, Susan R. (2007). Review of book: Knowing bodies, moving minds: Toward embodied

    teaching and learning, Journal of Dance Education, 7(4), 127-128. Koff, Susan R. (2006). Dance education in post-Katrina New Orleans. In D. Risner (Ed.). Focus

    on Dance Education: Celebrating the Who

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