Clinical Assistant Professor
Creative Arts Therapies Department
Bellet Building, Room 1047
Dr. Templeton is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Creative Arts in Therapies where she teaches and advises students in both the MA and PhD programs. Dr. Templeton holds a Master’s in Creative Arts in Therapy with a specialization in dance/movement therapy from Hahnemann Medical College, and an Ed.D in Dance Education from Temple University. As a dance therapist, Elizabeth has primarily worked with adults suffering from severe problems with body-image, eating, dissociation, schizophrenia and depression. Her teaching interests include theories of creativity, ways of knowing self/ other through artistic inquiry, multicultural and diversity awareness, and the intersection of video- media, creative arts therapy, and education. Elizabeth is a member of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee of the American Dance Therapy Association and has a special interest in promoting awareness and knowledge of the dance-healing practices of cultures from around the world. Elizabeth is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, a long-time practitioner of contemplative dance, and a board member of the contemporary dance advocate organization Philadelphia Dance Projects.