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Pam Musil

Associate Department Chair

2220 RB

Area: Contemporary, Dance Education, Dance Science

Pam Musil, MA, is a Professor of contemporary dance. Her expertise and interests reside in dance science and dance education; she teaches Kinesiology for Dancers and several dance pedagogy courses. She is also a certified level 2 Franklin Method Educator (FME). Her teaching career prior to her work at BYU includes eleven years teaching in the public schools where she was recognized as State, Regional and National Dance Educator of the Year by the National Dance Association (NDA). Her scholarship at BYU includes five years as artistic director of DancEnsemble and various scholarly publications that span grades 7-12 through post-secondary education and administration, and address topics including dance choreography, literacy, curriculum, education and gender. Her work is found in the Journal of Dance Education, Research in Dance Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Arts Education and Literacies (2015), Dance and Gender (2017), and Case Studies in Dance Education: Ethical Dimensions of Humanizing Dance Pedagogy (Schupp & Risner forthcoming 2019). She serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Dance Education.

Research Interests:
Dance and education as they relate to gender, adolescent growth and development, and aging.

Recent Projects:
Section editor and chapter author for textbook project: Case Studies in Dance Education, co-edited by Doug Risner and Karen Schupp, and current co-editor of Dancing Across the Lifespan: Age-related issues in Dance.