Veta Goler is Co-Director, Teaching Resource and Research Center, and Associate Professor of Dance at Spelman College. Holding a master of fine arts in dance and a doctorate in African-American studies, she has had a successful career as a modern dance artist — performing and choreographing nationally and internationally — and as a dance historian, focusing her research on contemporary African-American modern dance artists, particularly women choreographers.

Veta has presented her research at national and international conferences and is published in a number of journals and anthologies. Her research interests have expanded to include the intersection of dance and spirituality in popular culture and to explorations of spirituality and contemplative practices in education and the workplace.

She became a Courage facilitator in 2007 and facilitates Circle of Trust retreats and workshops in retreat and conference centers and in academic institutions.