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Marita Cardinal

Professor of Health & Exercise Science


Course schedule: Summer 2022
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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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