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Doug Risner Prize

2022 Call for Papers

Deadline to Submit is June 1, 2022 

Questions?  Email matthew.henley@tc.columbia.edu

 

The Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers recognizes excellence in dance education research and emerging scholars who conduct outstanding empirically-based dance inquiry. Unpublished scholars submitting original empirical research manuscripts to the Journal of Dance Education are eligible for prize consideration.

The Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers recognizes excellence in dance education research and emerging scholars who conduct outstanding empirically-based dance inquiry. The annual prize honors Dr. Doug Risner, Editor Emeritus of JoDE, in recognition of his outstanding leadership as Editor-in-Chief, his passionate commitment to dance research and research education, and his generous support of NDEO. Dr. Risner has published over 200 papers, essays, journal articles, book chapters, and eight books; received the NDEO Outstanding Dance Education Researcher Award in 2014; was appointed Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Wayne State University in 2017; was elected to the Academy of Teachers at Wayne State University in 2021; and received Dance Teacher magazine’s Teacher of the Year Award (postsecondary) in 2021.

His research commitments include: dance and gender; boys and adolescent males in dance; social foundations in dance education; humanizing dance pedagogy; sociology of dance training and education; dance teacher preparation; dance administration and leadership; teaching artists in dance; and curriculum: theory, design, and online pedagogy. The recipient will receive an honorarium that may be used for National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) membership, conference costs, Online Professional Development Institute fees, and other professional services.

Past Recipients

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Emily Baird | 2021 Recipient
for their paper
"A Qualitative Investigation of What “Body Awareness” Means to Dancers at a Public Midwestern University” 

Jasmin ‘Ofamo’oni | 2020 Recipient
for their paper
"It Takes a Family to Graduate a Dancer"

Amy M. Wilkinson | 2019 Recipient
for their paper
“Humanizing Creativity and the Development of Collegiate Dancers’ Political Identities”

Dr. Lisa Gibbs | 2018 Recipient
for their paper
“Dance Education Certification in Alabama: Issues Related to Undergraduate Degree Programming”

Hannah Andersen | 2017 Recipient
for their paper
“Somatics, Transfer Theory, and Learning: Six Case Studies."

 

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