About Sherry Shapiro
Sherry Shapiro, Ed. D., is director of Women's Studies, professor of dance and coordinator of dance education at Meredith College.
Sherry Shapiro has been a faculty member since 1989. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses focusing upon issues of cultural awareness, critical and creative thinking, and learning through experience. Her work has developed out of a concern with issues of imagination, the value of human difference and social responsibility. Committed to a vision of education as one that has the possibilities for developing a sense of community, democratic participation and compassionate awareness, she integrates critical theory and feminist and cultural studies. Shapiro advises the majors and minors in the program. She is the author of four books: Dance Power and Difference: Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Dance Education, Pedagogy and the Politics of the Body: A Critical Praxis, Body Movements: Pedagogy, Politics and Social Change, and Dance in a World of Change; Reflections of Globalization and Cultural Difference. She serves on boards of national and international professional organizations and is serving on the governing board of the National Women's Studies Association as a co-chair of the Program Administration and Development component of NWSA.
During the Spring 2009 semester, Shapiro is a Fulbright Scholar, researching and lecturing at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Degrees Held: B.A., M.A., Appalachian State University; Ed.D. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro