Linda Caldwell, Ph.D.
, and Certified Movement Analyst in Laban Movement Studies, is professor and coordinator of the low-residential doctoral program in dance at Texas Woman's University. She serves as the co-chair for Research and Documentation for the World Dance Alliance-Americas and co-edits, along with Dr. Urmimala Sarkar of WDA-Asia Pacific, the WDA publication of the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS www.jedsonline.net
). Her current interests include new research methodologies specific to the needs of dance practice/theory and methods for bringing the dancer’s voice and body into scholarly writing. Her dissertation and past publications concern a 15-year exchange with Poland's contemporary dance company, The Silesian Dance Theatre. Dr. Caldwell's choreography has been performed in dance festivals in Lyons, France and Krakow, Poland, as well as chosen twice for the National College Dance Festivals in Washington, D.C. and Tempe, Arizona.