Areas of Expertise
Music education (teacher training)
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Coordinator of music education; Teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in music education, faculty advisor for Butler's chapter of the NAFME: The National Association for Music Education
Bachelor's degree from Taylor University; master's degree and doctoral degree in music education and percussion performance from Ball State University
Certified music teacher in the State of Indiana; a specialist in the Orff and Kodály methods with certification in Orff, Kodaly, and Conversational Solfege.
Association Memberships (professional/educational)
The National Association for Music Education; State Executive Board of the Indiana Music Educators Association in the capacity of Collegiate Chair. The National Association of Schools of Music; certified Accreditation Team Chair. American Orff Schulwerk Association, Indiana Orff Schulwerk Association, and the Percussive Arts Society.
Elementary music teacher and choir director in the Southern Wells Community Schools in Poneto, Ind.; adjunct faculty member at Taylor University, Ball State University, and Marian College; active percussionist in central Indiana