About the author: Thomas Hagood received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is currently Assistant Professor of Dance at Mills College, California. He is Past President of the National Dance Education Association.
2000 0-7734-7799-3 This work traces the history of the university in western culture from its origins in medieval Europe to its evolution in America with a focus on events and circumstances that made possible the inclusion of dance as an academic discipline. It then examines the development of dance in higher education from the inception of the first program at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1913 to the present. With illustrations.