Karen has a Master’s degree from University of Oregon and certification in movement analysis from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. Studd is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator through ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). Studd is a LIMS Program Coordinator and has taught in movement analysis training programs in the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Israel and in China. Karen has taught for the Dance Departments of the University of Oregon, the University of Wisconsin, George Washington University and George Mason, where she was a tenured faculty. As a teacher of Movement Analysis, she is focused on personal and professional development through awareness of movement.Her interest is in the understanding of the importance of human movement across all disciplines. Studd is a co-author of EveryBody is a Body, a text on the phenomenon of human movement.