Research Subcommittee members are available for limited
consultations at no charge to ADTA members to assist with questions around
research topic development, design, procedures, presentation, publication, etc.
Their areas of interest and expertise are listed below along with their contact
Emma Barton, MA, BC-DMT
Evaluation Research, program design and implementation,
action/participatory research approaches. Organization
and development of literature review process. Special interest in integrative
clinical approaches, yoga, Eastern philosophy, mindfulness and neuroscience.
Cynthia Berrol, PhD, BC-DMT
Development of research ideas into a form appropriate for
investigative research. Interpretation of statistical results, analysis of
content in qualitative designs regarding discussion & implications.
Robyn Flaum Cruz, PhD, BC-DMT
Research design and assistance with all aspects of
measurement and statistical analysis, including reliability, validity,
univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis, and classification techniques.
Laura Downey, MA, R-DMT
Research design, data analysis, and reporting. Special
interest in Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals, theory,
brain function, structure, biological functions, quantitative methods.
Lenore Hervey, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, REAT
Qualitative research methods, including nontraditional,
artistic and creative methods of inquiry, from formulating questions to
qualitative data analysis.
Sondra Malling, MA, R-DMT, GL-CMA
Qualitative research methods, particularly
action/participatory research and artistic inquiry. Research design and
research writing. Special interest in culturally-sensitive research approaches,
Deaf/disability studies, and Laban Movement Analysis.
Jennifer Frank Tantia, PhD, BC-DMT, LCAT
Qualitative research methods; designing embodied approaches to
research, including collecting and analyzing body-based data; trauma, clinical
intuition, somatic countertransference, nonverbal communication in clinical
practice, embodied pedagogy.
Marybeth Weinstock, PhD, BC-DMT
Qualitative Research Methods, especially feminist
perspectives; collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and application;
design and application of assessment tools; special interests include issues of age, eating disorders,
brain development and function, body image, women's issues, dancers' lives; exploring criteria for evidence-based research.