Karen comes to Ursinus College from Eastern University where she was Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance and Theatre Department. Dr. Clemente founded the dance program at Eastern. She serves as a state wide advocate for the establishment of dance certification for K-12 education and has served as the Associate Editor for the national Journal of Dance Education and is currently the journal’s Higher Education column editor. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts and Literature from Grove City College and both a Master’s and Doctorate in Dance Education from Temple University where she received a University Fellowship in her doctoral studies. Dr. Clemente was the 2001 Eastern University recipient of the Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Ed.D. Dance Education, Temple University
M.Ed., Dance Education, Temple University
B.A., Communication Arts and Literature from Grove City College