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Part-Time Instructor, Applied Health Sciences

Faculty photo for Lauren Warnecke

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

What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

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.

What would you tell a student about why your field is exciting or important?

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.

What called you to or attracted you to Loyola?

I enjoy teaching at Loyola because of our program’s small class sizes and our awesome students.