Gretchen Studlien-Webb is the coordinator for the dance minor program in the Department of Theatre and Dance and has been on the faculty at WCU since 1991. Studlien-Webb is the SSI advisor for the University Dance Company, presenting two full-length concerts on campus each school year along with several smaller performances on and off campus. Studlien-Webb holds an M.F.A. from Temple University and a B.F.A. from The Ohio State University's Department of Dance. Her recent adventures in teaching have taken her internationally to the Ladek Zdroj International Dance Festival in Poland (2013 and 2008) and Claremont Project in London England (2014). Studlien-Webb’s scholarly research for the past ten years focuses on environmental sustainability. This scholarship translates into her choreographic compositions; E.A.R.T.H. (Evolution Arises Revealing True Humanity) (2007), Shared Ignorance (2011), Re[F]use (2013), Continuous Cycle (2015), and Environmental Intervention (2016). Her most recent research, premiering spring 2020, has taken on a multi-disciplinary approach to include costuming and set materials created from post-consumer waste. She also engages in a private yoga practice.