Meredith Sims, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Dance; Coordinator of the Dance Education Program
(843) 383-8335
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.S., University of Kentucky
B.A., Point Park University

"I am at Coker College because I get to spend every day collaborating and creating with my colleagues and students. I have the opportunity to teach courses I find interesting and important as well as choreograph dances that examine some aspect of life, whether philosophical or trivial. Through dance education I get to connect with the community via movement and also foster the next generation of dance educators."

Courses Frequently Taught:

  • Ballet and Modern Dance Technique, DNC 105 and 106
  • Jazz Dance Technique I and II, DNC 245
  • World Dance, DNC 250
  • Rhythmic Analysis, DNC 320
  • Dance Science, DNC 350
  • Dance Teaching Methods, DNC 452
  • Creative Dance

Choreography Performed By:

  • Coker College
  • University of Kentucky
  • Berea College
  • Center College
  • School for the Creative and Performing Arts
  • Contemporary Dance Louisville
  • Movement Continuum

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Dance Education
  • Applied Dance Science
  • Jazz Dance

Research Presentations:

  • National Dance Education Organization Conference (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (2010, 2016)
  • American College Dance Association (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Southeast Regional Alliance of Health, Physical Education, and Dance (2013)
  • South Carolina Association of Dance (2013, 2016)
  • South Carolina Alliance of Health, Physical Education, and Dance (2014)
  • South Carolina Theatre Association (2013)
  • Kentucky Association of Health
  • Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (2009-2012)


  • Journal of Dance Education
  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • Research in Dance Education

Member of Journal of Dance Education Review Board

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