Meredith Sims, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Dance; Coordinator of Dance Program

  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • M.S., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., Point Park University

“I am at Coker University 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.”

Currently Serving as

Coordinator of the Dance Program

Areas of Expertise

Dance Pedagogy
Applied Dance Science and Injury Prevention
Jazz Dance


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


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 Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Research in Dance Education

Awards and Honors

2018 Ray Doughty Arts Integration Award
2017 South Carolina Dance Association Arts Advocacy Award
2017 SC Dance Academic Standards Writing Team
Journal of Dance Education Editorial Review Board
National Dance Society Journal Editorial Review Board
Adjudicated Presenter at National Dance Education Organization National Conference (2008-present)
Guest Teacher at American College Dance Association Conferences
Guest Teacher at South Carolina Dance Association Conferences


Member of Journal of Dance Education Review Board

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