Margaret H’Doubler: The Legacy of America's Dance Education Pioneer

by John Wilson, Thomas Hagood, and Mary Alice Brennan

About John Wilson

John M. Wilson is Professor Emeritus at University of Arizona. Dr. Wilson holds a PhD in Physical Education (Dance and Kinesiology) and a PhD in Speech (Comparative Dramatic Literature and Drama Production) from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Wilson was a National Danforth Scholar from 1975 to 1990, and has also won several awards for teaching excellence throughout his career. His choreography portfolio comprise of ninety-six works completed and performed between 1965 and 2001; this includes commissioned and award-winning works.

About Thomas Hagood

Thomas Hagood is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance at Florida International University. Dr. Hagood received his PhD in Dance from University of Wisconsin-Madison, his MA in Modern Dance from University of Utah, and his BS from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Brockport.

About Mary Alice Brennan

Mary Alice Brennan is Professor Emerita at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Brennan received her PhD in Dance from University of Wisconsin Madison and has won several awards including the Virginia Horne Henry Award for Indexing and Preservation of Archival Materials, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Distinguished Achievement Award, and the National Dance Association Award for Contributions to the Field of Dance Technology. She was also a Fulbright scholar who lectured and conducted research in India.

About the contributors:

Judith B. Alter (EdD and MA from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. MA in dance from Mills College) is Professor Emerita of Dance and Dance Education at UCLA.

Mary Ann Brehm (PhD in Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is on the faculty of Lesley University (Cambridge, MA).

Julia Brown (PhD University of Southern California) was Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Marian Van Tuyl Campbell established the Dance Department at Mills College, Oakland, CA, and the first college technical training curriculum based on the Martha Graham technique.

Hermine Sauthoff Davidson studied with Martha Graham and was on the faculties of The Ohio State University and New York University.

F. Mary Fee served as graduate advisor in dance at Wisconsin from the time of H’Doubler’s retirement in 1954 and as co-chair of the dance program with Louise O. Kloepper. She is Professor Emerita of Physical Education-Dance.

Joanna Gewertz Harris (PhD, University of California-Berkeley) was co-editor of IMPULSE Magazine, a dance annual publication.

Elizabeth R. Hayes (EdD Stanford University) is Professor Emerita and founder of the Department of Modern Dance, the University of Utah, and author of Dance Composition and Production, a standard text in dance programs.

Maxine Sheets-Johnstone (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is author of The Phenomenology of Dance (1966).

Marcia L. Lloyd (EdD, University of Utah) is Professor Emerita at Idaho State University.

Donna Mae Miller (MA, Stanford University, PhD University of Southern California) was the developer and first editor of the professional journal Quest (1962-1965) and The Academy Papers (1969-1972).

Ellen Moore served on the University of Wisconsin dance faculty in the 1970s and taught creative dance in the Madison, WI community from 1951-2004.

Anna R. Nassif was the first MFA degree recipient from Wisconsin and is Professor Emerita in Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Elizabeth Roberts (PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Professor Emerita in Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Betty Toman is Professor Emerita, the Iowa State University where she founded the dance degree program and taught from 1948-1988. She is a recipient of the Heritage Award from the National Dance Association.

Joan Woodbury is Professor Emerita of Modern Dance, the University of Utah. She is also co-Founder and Artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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