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Marita Cardinal

Professor of Health & Exercise Science Division


Course schedule: Winter 2015
21052 PE371 KINESIOLOGY MW 1000-1150 HWC 304
21184 PE116 BEG PILATES TR 1400-1520 HWC 302
21052 PE371 KINESIOLOGY MW 1000-1150 HWC 305
20373 D390 KINESIOLOGY/DANCE TR 1100-1220 OPE 212

Marita Cardinal, EdD is a Professor at Western Oregon University. She teaches courses for the Division of Health/Physical Education in elementary physical education, dance, and fitness teacher education and for the Department of Theatre/Dance in dance science/wellness. She received her bachelors and masters degrees from Eastern Washington University and her doctoral degree from Temple University. She has 64 publications and has given 75 presentations, including invited lectures/workshops in dance wellness and dance education in South Korea in 1995, 2007, and 2009 and was a Visting Scholar for the Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts in 2009. She served on the National Dance Association Board as Publications Director, NDA Research Chairperson, and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Dance Education. She was awarded the 2008 Pastega Award for Excellence in Scholarship at WOU, the 2009 NDA Scholar-Artist Award, the 2010 EWU Distinguished Alumni Award, and 2010 Outstanding Faculty Advising Certificate of Merit from NACADA.


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