Elin Lobel | Towson University


Education

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 

  • Brodie, J.A. & Lobel, E.E. Dance technique for the mature mover. Journal of Dance Education, 16(2), 48-57, 2016
  • Lobel, E. E. The transfer of two stretching techniques on standing hip range of motion. Journal
    of Dance Medicine and Science, 20(1), 38-43, 2016.
  • Lobel, E. E.  Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons and motor learning.  Feldenkrais Journal,
    Neuroscience (26), 1-14, December, 2013 
  • Lobel, E. E.  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
  • Brodie, J.A. & Lobel, E.E. Dance and somatics: Mind-body principles of teaching and performance. Jefferson,
    NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., March, 2012
  • Lobel, E. E. & Brodie, J. A.  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
  • Brodie, J.A. & Lobel, E.E. 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
  • Lobel, E. E., & Brodie, J.A 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
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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, Dance Research Journal, Journal of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
    and the Journal of Dance Education

Courses Taught 

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


View more information: https://www.towson.edu/chp/departments/kinesiology/facultystaff/elobel.html

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