Faculty & Staff Profiles
Part-Time Instructor, Applied Health Sciences
I am a freelance writer, editor, and educator, focused on dance and cultural criticism. I am the dance critic for the Chicago Tribune, editor of See Chicago Dance, and founder/editor of Art Intercepts, with bylines in publications including Chicago Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, and Dance Media. With degrees in dance and kinesiology, I am an instructor of dance kinesiology, dance history, and exercise physiology.
- Bachelor's degree, Columbia College Chicago
- Master's degree, University of Illinois at Chicago
At Parkinson, we consider the impact of gender, race, and socio-economic status on health and discuss barriers in access to information and resources that contribute to health disparities in the United States and beyond. The formation of the Parkinson School is an exciting development that gives authenticity and credibility to our program. We believe it gives our students a place to really thrive.
In my classes, I try to embrace the University’s Jesuit mission and commitment to social justice by creating real-world applications to the fitness and health concepts students are studying.