Clinical Instructor

Elizabeth Ellis-Kempner’s nursing career has included positions at the Vermont Department of Health, UVM Medical Center, the Lund Family Center, Colchester Family Practice and Cornell University, where she conducted HIV counseling. She studied dance anthropology and movement therapy at Hampshire College and has a special interest in integrative arts, culture and diversity into nursing. She currently practices at Appletree Bay Primary Care.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • "A phenomenological study: An audience's experience of research findings about a woman with breast cancer presented in the form of dance" (master's thesis)
  • Nursing's Great, a video to promote nursing as a career to school-age children


  • Ellis-Kempner, B. (2006). Caring from our bodies: Using dance performance to give voice to silences in nursing. International Journal for Human Caring, Vol. 10, No. 3, 47-55.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Dance/movement, maternal-child, family and urgent care nursing


  • M.S.; University of Vermont, 2006
  • A.S.; University of Vermont, 1985
  • B.A.; Hampshire College, 1983


  • (802) 658-3979
Office Location:

Rowell Building