Thom Cobb is an Associate Professor and senior faculty member in the Department of Dance at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where he has taught since 1978. His experience and expertise in teaching, performing and choreography have led to numerous residencies and presentations at colleges and universities, public schools, private studios and conferences and conventions during his 38 year career in dance. Well versed in several dance forms, including traditional forms and character dance, Thom currently focuses his work in the area of dance education and teaches Dance Fundamentals, Introduction to Dance, Creative Dance for Children, Society and Social Dance, and Jazz and Modern technique as needed. He is quite active in state, district and national dance associations and is invited to present numerous workshops and master classes throughout the United States every year including the annual Dance Teacher Magazine Summit (Summer Conference) in New York City. Thom received the 2007 “College/University Dance Educator of the Year Award” from the National Dance Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the 2008 “Dance Educator Award for Post-Secondary Education” from the National Dance Education Organization. Thom and his wife Christine, Professor of Dance at Youngstown State University in Ohio, reside in New Castle, PA and will celebrate their 38 anniversary in August 2012.