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The Dana School of Music began in 1869 as Dana's Musical Institute in Warren, Ohio. It was merged with Youngstown College in 1941.

The School complements the general objectives of the University by providing intensive professional training in music based on a thorough understanding of the fundamental skills and theory upon which all music rests and also providing an opportunity for the non-music major to develop a background of musical knowledge.

The requirements for entrance and for graduation are in accordance with the published regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music, of which the Dana School of Music is a member.

Accreditation

The Dana School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

  • Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1947
  • Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2010
  • Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2020-2021

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the major in music are as follows:

  • Students will perform a public recital in their applied area.
  • Students will analyze music, discriminate pitch, harmony, and rhythm and perform harmonic progressions at the piano.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various historical periods, including selected works and composers, genres, social contexts, artistic traditions, and critical thinking.
  • Students will demonstrate basic keyboard proficiency including scales, arpeggios, harmonization, repertoire, transpositions, and score reading.

Programs

The curriculum may be divided into six components:

  • music education
  • music theory
  • music history
  • performance
  • music recording
  • liberal arts

Bachelor of Music

Courses are available leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music with the major in:

  • piano
  • organ
  • voice
  • standard string, brass, or wind instruments
  • percussion
  • composition
  • music education
  • jazz

It is also possible to obtain a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in Music Recording.

Bachelor of Arts

In addition, it is possible to obtain the degree of Bachelor of Arts with majors in:

  • music history
  • music theory
  • applied music

The BA degrees allow for work in minor areas. The BA in Applied Music allows for more extensive minor areas like nonprofit leadership.

Bachelor of Music in Education

In cooperation with the College of Education, the music education program prepares students for licensure as music teachers in the public schools and also provides other courses necessary for general elementary teaching certificates. Music education students have a variety of opportunities for observation and practice teaching through excellent cooperation between the University and area schools.

Facilities

The Dana School is one of four departmental units in the College of Creative Arts and Communication. The school is housed in Bliss Hall, which provides practice rooms, faculty studios, classrooms, rehearsal rooms and a recital hall with a seating capacity of 237. Additional use is made of Stambaugh and Powers auditoriums.

Equipment

Equipment includes

  • 92 Steinway pianos
  • 30 MIDI pianos
  • harpsichords by Dowd
  • two Schlicker pipe organs
  • three Flentrop pipe organs
  • consorts of Renaissance wind and brass instruments
  • a comprehensive collection of standard band and orchestral instruments

Many University-owned instruments are available for use by students enrolled in related courses. There is no charge for use of these instruments, although failure to comply with check-in deadlines will result in a $5.00-a-day fine or replacement for each instrument.

MIDI Classroom

Bliss Hall offers students the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art music computer software and hardware, including advanced music notation, music sequencing (composition/arranging) and automatic accompaniment applications. The classroom features Macintosh workstations, each fully MIDI-equipped.

Music Recording Studio

The Dana Recording Studio centers around a 12 core Intel Mac tower running Avid Pro-Tools 11, MOTU Digital Performer 7.24, and Apple Logic DAWs software. We have Universal Audio Apollo interfaces and a Tascam DM4800 fully automated mix surface which also serves as an additional audio interface. The studio utilizes outboard Kurzweil and Roland keyboards, controllers, and synths, as well as Reason 7 and the Native Instruments Komplete 10 software package. We feature Shure Large Diaphragm Condenser mics, Audio Technica SDC mics, Shure Beta 58s and 57s. Rounding out our mic locker is a matched pair of Cascade Fathead II ribbon microphones. We are currently exploring the potential of adding audio over IP. We use Genelec 1031 monitoring system with 7050b Sub.

Libraries

The school's extensive libraries of band, orchestral, and choral music represent musical periods from the Renaissance to the present. Maag Library contains books, printed music, records, CDs, videos, and CD ROMs.

Scholarships and Loans

The Dana School of Music offers a wide range of scholarships, which are awarded, after competitive auditions, on the basis of talent and academic achievement. For other scholarships, see Loans and Scholarships in the Scholarships and Financial Aid section.

Musical Activities, Ensembles

The Dana School of Music supplements the concerts offered by community ensembles with the Dana Concert Series. This series brings to the University and to the public artistic solo and ensemble programs featuring faculty members and guest artists, composers, and  musicologists.

The School has numerous performing ensembles:

  • the Dana Chorale
  • the University Chorus
  • the Wind Ensemble
  • the Concert Band
  • the Marching Band
  • Dana Symphony Orchestra
  • Opera Workshop
  • the Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Combos
  • Woodwind, Brass, String and Percussion Ensembles
  • the Chamber Orchestra
  • the Early Music and Composers Ensembles

Music

Many campus musical ensembles are open to all students of the University. For these, see the Dana School of Music in the College of Creative Arts and Communication section of this Catalog. For more information visit Dana School of Music.

Student Activities

Music students may participate in all Youngstown State University student activities. Of special interest to music students are the student chapters of:

  • the Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association
  • Early Music Society
  • New Music Society
  • Dana Opera Society
  • the Jazz Society
  • Phi Mu Alpha
  • Sigma Alpha Iota
  • Dana Research Society
  • Youngstown Percussion Collective

Fees

See the Fees and Expenses section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Application and Admission Examinations

An applicant for admission to the Dana School of Music must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the University (see the Admission section).

Applicants are required to pass entrance auditions in their performance area and to take placement examinations in music theory and piano. These auditions and examinations are on announced dates preceding the commencement of classes in the fall.

Admission to Courses for the Degree of Bachelor of Music

The applicant's high school courses should include the preparatory courses specified under High School Preparation of this Catalog.

Musical Proficiency

It is expected that the applicant will have developed a certain proficiency in one or more branches of applied music before entering the University, as certain standards in technique and repertory must be met. Qualifications are determined by the placement tests mentioned above; the student not qualifying for the first regular course in a major branch of applied music must take preparatory work until ready to undertake the regular courses.

The Dana School of Music theory placement examination is used to determine theory proficiency. Those scoring less than the 80th percentile will be assigned to MUTC 1520 Materials of Music, while those scoring above the 80th percentile will be assigned to MUTC 1531 Musicianship 1.

Prospective composition majors must present evidence of ability to handle the materials of music by placing at or above the 80th percentile of the Dana School of Music theory entrance examination. Proficiency on a musical instrument sufficient for admission to the freshman level of applied music must be demonstrated before the appropriate applied faculty in an audition.

Admission from Other Institutions

The general policy is stated in the Academic Policies and Procedures section. Advanced standing in musical performance and in music theory is granted tentatively and must be validated by examinations.

Requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Music

It is the student's responsibility to see that all the graduation requirements for the degree sought are satisfied. These degrees may be earned in eight semesters if students average 16-18 hours per semester. For the Bachelor of Music degree, these consist of:

Pre-college or preparatory study, of two kinds

  1. Academic. These courses are normally taken in high school. Deficiencies must be overcome prior to completing 60 semester hours at YSU.
  2. Musical. An entrant lacking suitable proficiency must develop it before undertaking the required college-level music courses.

University Requirements

Non-music courses and other requirements to be completed in the University are listed in the Degree Requirements chart at the beginning of the College of Creative Arts and Communication section.

Degree Requirements

Curricula leading to music degrees require from 126 to 137 semester hours of credit and are designed to be completed in four academic years.

Double Major: Music Performance and Music Education

Students who wish to complete a major (Bachelor of Music degree) in an instrument or in voice, theory, or composition, and also a major in music education, should consult the director of the Dana School of Music.

While the Dana School of Music offers a variety of degrees and majors in music, it is our desire that all music students have significant musical experiences as a foundation for more specialized training.

Curricular

For All Music Majors

Acceptance into a performance area is contingent upon an audition. The student not qualifying for Music 1501 may take the relevant course 1500 until the deficiency is corrected.

Advanced standing in performance may be granted tentatively after an examination given by members of the faculty. The final classification is made at the end of the first semester of resident study.
 
Enrollments in applied music are contingent upon the approval of the director of the Dana School of Music, with priority given to full-time music majors and music minors participating in major ensembles.

Teacher Assignment

Assignment of students to teachers is made by the area coordinator. Requests for change of teacher should be addressed to the coordinator in writing. A student's choice of teacher will be respected as far as possible, but final assignment rests with the director of the School of Music.

Lessons

Students registered for 4 s.h. courses receive 50-minute individual instruction and one 50-minute seminar weekly. They are required to practice three hours daily. Students registered for 2 and 3 s.h. courses receive 50-minute individual instruction and one 50-minute seminar weekly; they are required to practice two hours daily. Students registered for A and B applied courses receive individual instruction for 30 minutes each week and are required to practice one hour daily.

No credit will be given in a performance course if the student misses more than three lessons in any semester. Lessons missed due to legal holidays or school closings will not be made up. In case of prolonged illness the lessons may be made up at the discretion of the teacher.

Recitals

Recognizing that performing before an audience plays a vital role in musical development, the Dana School offers its students many opportunities to appear in public as a way to foster that development. Attendance at 30 recitals is mandatory in the first two  years.

Convocation

The assistant director of the School arranges weekly programs of lectures, student and faculty performances. Attendance at 36 convocations is mandatory in the first two years.

Young Artist Competition

An annual concert by the Dana Symphony Orchestra features student soloists chosen by competition.

Dana Young Scholars Award

Dana Young Scholars Award celebrates student research in music. The competition is open to all graduate and undergraduate students at the sophomore level or higher who are enrolled in a music degree at the Dana School of Music.

Degree and Non-degree Recitals

Each candidate for the degree Bachelor of Music must present a senior recital in partial fulfillment of the graduation requirements. Performance majors must present a half-hour recital their junior year and a one-hour recital their senior year. Composition majors must present 75 minutes of music, and music education majors a half-hour recital of music. Outstanding students may present non-degree recitals, subject to certain conditions (for particulars, consult the coordinator of the Dana Concert Series). Planning for all these recitals should include selection of varied and balanced repertory, preparation of properly detailed copy for the printed program and program notes, and consideration of performance aspects such as attire, stage deportment, and ways to attract an audience. A recital hearing will be held no later than 21 days prior to the projected recital date. During that time a student who plans to present a degree recital must be prepared to perform the recital program for faculty approval.

All students registered for major-level applied lessons must attend weekly seminars as posted in the schedule of classes.

Examinations

During examination week of each term, performance faculty members convene to determine whether or not students may proceed to the next higher proficiency level (performance course number). Frequency of required examinations differs among the various performance areas (for specifics consult the syllabus of the performance area concerned). Transfer students are examined at the end of their first or second term of study, as established by the individual performance area. Students presenting an approved degree recital may be granted a waiver of examination for the term of the recital. Students may be retained in the same proficiency level with a grade of C or lower or with a grade of PR. Students who fail to meet the standards of the examining faculty may be required to reduce the number of credits for which they register in subsequent terms; or they may be required to withdraw completely from the course sequence.

Each applied area (keyboard, brass, etc.) may vary the above to meet certain needs. Consult with area coordinator for details.

For more information, visit the Dana School of Music.

Jazz or Applied/BA Major

The following courses differ only in degree from those listed under Performance Major according to the credit hours earned. (See courses Applied Studio Instruction for specific requirements.) A high standard of proficiency is expected. For the jazz major, junior and senior recitals are required.

COURSETITLES.H.
1501, 1502. See Performance Major4
2603, 2604. See Performance Major6
3703, 3704. See Major/Performance6
4803, 4804. See Major/Performance6
Total Semester Hours22

Music Education Major

The following courses differ only in degree from those listed under Performance Major according to the credit hours earned. (See courses Applied Studio Instruction for specific requirements.) Concentration in the development of basic technics relative to teaching in the elementary and secondary school systems is an integral component of study. A high standard of proficiency is expected. Senior recital required. This degree may be earned in eight semesters if students average 17 hours per semester.

COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirement
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement3
Arts and Humanites6
Natural Science6
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective3
Major Requirements
1501, 1502. See Performance Major2+2
2601, 2602. See Performance Major2+2
3701, 3702. See Major/Performance2+2
4801. See Performance Major2
Total Semester Hours44-50

Ensembles

There are two types of ensembles in the Dana School of Music:

  • large ensembles
  • chamber ensembles

Large ensembles rehearse a total of three or four hours per week, and chamber ensembles for two hours per week.

Large Ensembles

COURSETITLES.H.
MUEN 0002Dana Chorale1
MUEN 0003Dana Madrigal1
MUEN 0004University Chorus1
MUEN 0005Concert Band1
MUEN 0006Marching Band1
MUEN 0007Wind Ensemble1
MUEN 0008Symphony Orchestra1
MUEN 0023Jazz Ensemble1
MUEN 0040University Band (spring only)1

Chamber Ensembles

COURSETITLES.H.
MUEN 0009Percussion Ensemble1
MUEN 0010String Ensemble1
MUEN 0012Opera Workshop1
MUEN 0013Contemporary Ensemble1
MUEN 0014Women's Chorus1
MUEN 0015Early Music Ensemble1
MUEN 0016Woodwind Ensemble1
MUEN 0017Brass Ensemble1
MUEN 0018Horn Choir1
MUEN 0019Trombone Ensemble1
MUEN 0020Tuba Ensemble1
MUEN 0021Brass Chamber Ensemble1
MUEN 0022Trumpet Ensemble1
MUEN 0024Composer's Ensemble1
MUEN 0026Chamber Orchestra1
MUEN 0028Chamber Winds1
MUEN 0029Guitar Ensemble1
MUEN 0030Jazz Combo1
MUEN 0035Saxophone Quartet1
MUEN 0041Basketball Pep Band (spring only)1
MUEN 0051Piano Chamber1

Ensemble courses are open to all students in the University who are qualified for them and any ensemble course may be repeated any number of semesters.

Instrumental (music education) majors are required to spend one (1) semester in a vocal ensemble.

Requirements in addition to the above but unique to each ensemble:

  •  Opera workshop 0012 culminates in the production of one or more operas. Credit is given in accordance with the amount of work chosen by the student, ranging from one to three semester hours.
  •  Woodwind and brass ensembles may include quartets, quintets, and various other combinations of instruments. 1 s.h. each

For more information, visit the Dana School of Music.

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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1987

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Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1987
Dip. Ed., University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1988
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Assistant Professor of Social Work
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B.A., Brown University, 1980
M.Ed., Teachers College of Columbia University, 1987
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Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
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B.S., University of Khartoum, 1977
M.S., New Mexico Inst. of Mining and Technology, 1983
Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno, 1987

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Professor of English
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Professor of Physics and Astronomy
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Dr. Felicia P. Armstrong
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Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
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Professor of History
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Assistant Professor of Management
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Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

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Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
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M.S., University of Nebraska, 2005
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Professor of Chemistry
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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991

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Associate Provost and Professor of English
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Professor of History
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Professor of English
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Assistant Professor of Social Work
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Professor of English
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Associate Professor of Management
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Assistant Professor of English
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Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
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Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
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Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
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M.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
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Instructor of Physical Therapy
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Assistant Professor of English
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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
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Assistant Professor of Art
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Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of English
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Clinical Instructor of Nursing
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Assistant Professor of Communication
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Professor of History
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Professor of Engineering Technology
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Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
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Professor of English
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Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
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Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Engineering
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Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
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Professor of English
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Associate Professor of Geography
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Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
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Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
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Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
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Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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Clinical Instructor of Nursing
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Professor of Geography
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Instructor of Mathematics and Statistics
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Instructor of Physical Therapy
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Associate Professor of Geography
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Stephen Chalmers
Associate Professor of Art
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Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
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Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
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Dr. Kyosung Choo
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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Associate Professor of Art
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Clinical Instructor of Nursing
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Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
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Professor of Theater and Dance
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Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Professor of Psychology
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Assistant Professor of Health Professions
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Associate Professor of History
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Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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Professor of Biological Sciences
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Dr. Pedro Cortes
Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Inst. Tecnologico de Celaya (Mexico), 1997
M.S., Inst. Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico), 2001
Ph.D., University of Liverpool (UK), 2005

Michael D. Costarell
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.S.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.S.M.E., Carnegie Mellon University, 1999

Daniel P. Coyne
Instructor of Engineering Technology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1980

Dr. Amy Graban Crawford
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S., Miami University, 1991
M.A., Indiana State University, 1995
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2002

Dr. Michael J. Crescimanno
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Princeton, 1985
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991

Dr. M. Kathleen L. Cripe
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1986
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2009

Dragana Crnjak
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., University of Akron, 2002
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004

Dr. Lauren Cummins
Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Dyke College, 1978
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1982
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2000

Dr. Rebecca M. L. Curnalia
Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Olivet College, 2001
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2003
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Larry S. Curtin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1985
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990

Joseph D'Uva
Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996
M.A., University of Iowa, 2000
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2000

Dr. Ramesh Dangol
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Middlebury College, 1997
M.B.A., Ball State University, 2002
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012

Cynthia Daniels
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Diploma, Sharon General Hospital - School of Nursing, 1988
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1996
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Dana Davis
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Maryland, 1992
M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh, 1998
Ph.D., Widener University, 2013

David Davis
Journalism Fellow, Communications
B.A., The Colorado College, 1983
M.S., Columbia University, 1985

Dr. Donna M. DeBlasio
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1974
M.A., Youngstown State University, 1976
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1980

Dr. C. Susan deBlois
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
B.A., St. Joseph College, 1967
M.A., The University of Iowa, 1974
M.S.W., The University of Iowa, 1975
Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1984

Dr. Maria E. Delost
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1979
M.S., University of Akron, 1985
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005

Laura J. Dewberry
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., John Carroll University, 2003
M.B.A., Cleveland State University, 2006

Dr. Suzanne Diamond
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Rutgers University, 1986
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1996

Dr. Jeffrey C. Dick
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1980
M.S., Kent State University, 1982
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1992

Dr. Thomas P. Diggins
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Kent State University, 1986
M.S., State University of New York, 1991
Ph.D., State University of New York, 1997

Dr. Mary Lou DiPillo
Associate Dean and Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1971
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Dr. James Dombrosky
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 1978
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2011

Dr. Theresa Duncko
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.L.S., Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Patrick R. Durrell
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., University of Victoria (Canada), 1990
M.S., McMaster University (Canada), 1992
Ph.D., McMaster University (Canada), 1996

Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt
Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1995
M.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1999
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Mary Beth Earnheardt
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A./B.S., Clarion University, 1997
M.S., Clarion University, 1999
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Kent J. Engelhardt
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Youngstown State University, 1986
M.M., Youngstown State University, 1993
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1999
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Rangamohan V. Eunni
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
M.S., University of Bath (UK), 1997
D.B.A., Boston University, 2003

Dr. Diana L. Fagan
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1976
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1986

Dr. Jaelyn Farris
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Allegheny College, 1998
M.S.Ed., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.A., Notre Dame, 2005
Ph.D., Notre Dame, 2007

Dr. Amanda Fehlbaum
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Texas, 2007
M.A., University of Texas, 2009
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2014

Dr. John J. Feldmeier
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.A. and B.S., University of Texas, 1994
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Amy Flick
Instructor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Stephen R. Flora
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1985
M.S., University of Georgia, 1987
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1990

Dr. Neil Flowers
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Michigan State University, 1986
M.A., Temple University, 1988
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1996

Dr. Francois P. Fowler
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Ottawa, 1996
M.M., Florida State University, 1998
D.M., Florida State University, 2002

Dr. Kendra Fowler
Associate Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1993
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2011

Dr. Timothy Francisco
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Western Connecticut State University, 1987
M.A., Western Connecticut State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2001

Dr. Gordon G. Frissora
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1975
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Dr. Adam L. Fuller
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., San Diego State University, 1999
M.A., University of British Columbia (Canada), 2001
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2009

Lori Ann Fusco
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2013

Ida Fusillo
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1996
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.P.H., Youngstown State University / NEOMED, 2007

Dr. Stephen L. Gage
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia, 1978
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1983
Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Katherine N. Garlick
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004
M.F.A., Indiana University Bloomington, 2007

Dr. Jeanette M. Garr
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989

Dr. Weiqing Ge
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Tianjin University (China), 1987
M.S., Xi' An Medical University, Xi' An (China), 1992
Ph.D., Peking Union Med. Coll. Chinese Acad. Of Med Sc. (China), 1996

Dr. Douglas T. Genna
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Haverford College, 2006
M.A., The John Hopkins University, 2008
Ph.D., The John Hopkins University, 2011

Dr. Julia M. Gergits
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., DePaul University, 1978
M.A., Penn State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1987

Dr. Jill M. Gifford
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Arizona State University, 1996
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2001

Robert Gilliland
Instructor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.C.I.S., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Karen Giorgetti
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Sweet Briar College, 1995
M.S., Purdue University, 1997
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2004

Dr. Priscilla N. Gitimu
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Moi University (Kenya), 1996
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1999
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2005

Dr. Randall E. Goldberg
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Texas, 1996
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 1998
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2011

Dr. Richard G. Goldthwait
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1976
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1981
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1988

Dr. Paul B. Gordiejew
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Southern Connecticut State College, 1977
M.S., Southern Connecticut State College, 1980
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Dr. Jay L. Gordon
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Brandeis University, 1991
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2001

Dr. Stacy Graber
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Michigan, 1989
M.A., Wayne State University,1993
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Betty L. Greene
Instructor of Teacher Education
B.S., Miami University, 1974
M.Ed., Miami University, 1983

Dr. David William Griswold
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Muskingum College, 2005
D.P.T., Youngstown State University, 2008

Daryl D. Gross
Instructor of Engineering Technology
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1973
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1975
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1983
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Max V. Grubb
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1979
M.A., Kent State University, 1994
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999

Dr. Guohong (Helen) Han-Haas
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Shandong Normal University (China), 1991
M.A., Shandong University (China), 1994
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2002
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2007

Dr. Lucas D. Hardy
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Maine, 2003
M.A., University of Maine, 2005
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2012

Dr. John M. Hazy
Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1988
M.A., Kent State University, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1995

Richard Helfrich
Assistant Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., La Roche College, 1996
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008

Dr. Jolien A. Helsel
Assistant Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1992
M.A., Youngstown State University, 1995
Ph.D. Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Christopher Austin Hill
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., University of Utah, 2008
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2010
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2013

Tami W. Holcomb-Hathy
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Ursuline College
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2002

Dr. Charles Howell
Dean of the Beeghly College of Education and Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Georgia State University, 1973
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1985
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2000

Dr. Patricia L. Hoyson
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University, 1986
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1991
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Ou Hu
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Beijing Inst. of Business, 1997
M.A., West Virginia University, 2001
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2004

Dr. Marsha M. Huber
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio University, 1981
M.B.A., Miami University, 1983
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Tiffany F. Hughes
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Allegheny College, 2001
M.P.H., University of South Florida, 2008
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2008
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Dr. Allen D. Hunter
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of British Columbia (Canada), 1981
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada), 1985

Dr. Shakir Husain
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Aligarh Muslim University (India), 1974
M.S., University of Mississippi, 1984
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1987

Dr. AKM Anwarul Islam
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, 1992
M.S., Florida State University, 2000
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2005

Dr. Carrie R. Jackson
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2000
M.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2001
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Jaietta Jackson
Instructor of Communication
B.F.P.A., Kent State University, 1993
M.A., New York University, 1998

Dr. John A. Jackson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1982
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1990

Dr. Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.S., Miami University, 2001
M.S., West Virginia University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2006

Dr. Alan M. Jacobs
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., The City University of New York, 1963
A.M., Indiana University Bloomington, 1965
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1967

Dr. Jalal Jalali
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979
M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1980
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984

Dr. Jozsi Z. Jalics
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., John Carroll University, 1996
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1999
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002

Dr. Charles Jeffords
Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Grove City College, 1962
M.S., Edinboro University, 1969
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2008

Sarah E. Jenyk
Instructor of Economics
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2007

Dr. Michael K. Jerryson
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1996
T.E.F.L., U.S. Peace Corps, Mongolia, 1997
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2000
Ph.D., University of California, 2008

Dr. Qi Jiang
Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Second Beijing Inst. of Foreign Languages (China), 1972
Diploma in English Literature, Carleton University (Canada), 1977
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Dr. Carl G. Johnston
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Manitoba, 1981
M.S., University of Alaska, 1986
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1992

Ellen E. Jones
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1979
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1981
M.F.A., Indiana University, 1984

Dr. James Juergensen
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2009
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2012
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2014

Dr. Jai K. Jung
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
B.S., Han Yang University, 2006
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2011

Dr. Debbie Juruaz
Professor of Health Professions
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1975
D.D.S., The Ohio State University, 1983

Julia Kalina-Hammond
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2000

Dr. Diane P. Kandray
Professor of Health Professions
B.S. Ed., The Ohio State University, 1984
R.D.H., The Ohio State University, 1984
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1989
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2016

Dr. Birsen Karpak
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
D.B.A., University of Istanbul (Turkey), 1974

Dr. Maria Paulina Kassawat
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., University of Guanajuato, 2006
M.S., West Virginia University, 2008
M.B.A., West Virginia University, 2009
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2015

Susan E. Kearns
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.D.N., Kent State University, 1995
B.S.N., Kent State University, 2000
M.S.N., University of South Alabama, 2008

Dr. Bruce Keillor
Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1987
M.B.A., Minnesota State University, 1989
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1994

Nicole Kent-Strollo
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1994
M.S.N., Kent State University, 2002

Dr. Daniel Keown
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2001
M.M., Indiana State University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2013

Dr. G. Jay Kerns
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Glenville State College, 1999
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 2000
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2004

Dr. Lucy Xiaojing Kerns
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hangzhou University, 1994
M.S., Bowling Green State University, 2002
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2006

Dr. Jane Kestner
Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Ball State University, 1973
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1975
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1978

Dr. Peter Kimosop
Assistant Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Nairobi (Kenya), 2000
M.A., Western Michigan University, 2005
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2011

Dr. Tammy A. King
Associate Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Dr. Alena Kirova
Assistant Professor of English and Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Yakutsk State University, 2003
M.A., Florida State University, 2011
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2016

Dr. Brian D. Kiser
Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E., University of Northern Iowa, 1998
M.M., University of Illinois, 2000
D.M.A., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2007

Robert J. Korenic
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E.C.E., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 1999

Dr. Anthony J. Kos
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1983
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1987
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1997

Dr. Robert W. Kramer
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1991
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Dr. Victoria E. White Kress
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
M.A. Ed., University of Akron, 1995
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1999

Joseph Kromholz
Instructor of Music
B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2007
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2008

Dr. Johanna Krontiris-Litowitz
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1974
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1984

Dr. Christopher Krummel
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Miami University, 1985
M.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997

Dr. Yongung Kwon
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., Yeungnam University, 2006
M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015

Carol M. Lamb
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Nancy Crum Landgraff
Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1982
M.H.S., University of Florida, 1988
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Dr. Karen H. Larwin
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Kent State University, 2003
M.A., Kent State University, 2004
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Mary E. LaVine
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., North Central College, 1978
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1998

Dr. David B. Law
Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1975
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1995

Dr. Alina Lazar
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Western University of Timisoara (Romania), 1995
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2002

Dr. Kenneth Learman
Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.P.T., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
M.E.H.E., Pennsylvania State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Dr. Thomas E. Leary
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., John Fisher College, 1969
Ph.D., Brown University, 1985

Dr. Loren R. Lease
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Kenyon College, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1996
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Hae-Jong Lee
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Seoul National University, 1989
M.M., Westminster Choir College, 1995
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003

Dr. Sung Hee Lee
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hongik University, 1999
M.Ed., Dankook University, 2002
M.A., University of Iowa, 2006
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2011

Dr. Scott A. Leonard
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Humboldt State University, 1987
M.A., Humboldt State University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992

Dr. Keith J. Lepak
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., Carroll College, 1976
M.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1980
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1986

Dr. Brian D. Leskiw
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Niagara University, 1998
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Dr. Lillian L. Lewis
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., Howard Payne University, 1999
M.A., University of North Texas, 2008
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2015

Dr. Frank Xiying Li
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.E.E., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.S.E.E., Youngstown State University, 1999
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2005

Dr. Betty Jo Licata
Dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration and Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, 1978
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1981
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982

Dr. Matthew Lindberg
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Florida, 2002
B.S., University of Florida, 2002
M.S., Ohio University, 2007
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2010

Dr. Clovis Linkous
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Purdue University, 1976
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1983

Dr. Susan A. Lisko
Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1984
M.S.N., Gannon University, 1992
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Dr. Megan List
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2001
M.E., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2005
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2012

Dr. Heather E. Lorimer
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., University of Chicago, 1982
M.A., Columbia University, 1988
M.Phil., Columbia University, 1989
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992

Dr. J. Paul Louth
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Toronto, 1995
B.E., University of Toronto, 1997
M.M., University of Western Ontario, 2004
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2008

Dr. Sherri R. Lovelace-Cameron
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Drexel University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Dr. Joseph P. Lyons
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bloomsburg University, 1971
Sc.D., John Hopkins University, 1975

Dr. Eric MacDonald
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Phyllis Friedman Chair in Engineering
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1993
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2002

Dr. Thomas L. Madsen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2004
M.S., University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2007
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2014

Dr. Hazel Marie
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.M.E., University of Texas at Austin, 1984
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2005

Dr. Don Martin
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Roanoke College, 1974
M.S., Radford University, 1976
Ph.D., North Texas State, 1981

Dr. Holly J. Martin
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Mississippi State University, 2002
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2006

John D. Martin
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2010

Dr. Ndinzi Masagara
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
M.A., University of Southern California, 1986
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1991

Dr. Marcia Matanin
Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.E., Kent State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993

Dr. Walter T. Mathews
Associate Professor of Communication
A.B., Oberlin College, 1974
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987

Matthew Mazuroski
Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Emporia State University, 2002
M.F.A., Northwestern University, 2006

Dr. George E. McCloud
Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1967
M.A., University of Michigan, 1968
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1975

Missy McCormick
Assistant Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Georgia Southern University, 1994
M.F.A., University of Florida, 2001

Christine E. McCullough
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1978
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, 1993

Dr. Jill B. McCullough
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.B.A., Ohio University, 1978
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
D.M., Case Western Reserve University, 2010

Dr. Colleen McLean
Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S., Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

Dr. Hojjat Mehri
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S., Abadan Institute of Technology, 1968
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1973
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1981

Dorian Mermer
Instructor of Communication
B.A., Hiram College, 1987
M.A., Kent State University, 1989

Dr. Monica Merrill
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.A., Kent State University, 2006
M.A., University of Akron, 2011
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2014

Dr. Sara Michaliszyn
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2006

Dr. Stacie Renee Mickens
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Luther College, 2002
M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
D.M.A., University of Michigan, 2012

Dr. Kenneth L. Miller
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Purdue University, 1979
M.S., Purdue University Calumet, 1985
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1990

Dr. Xiangjia Min
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Laiyang Agricultural College (China), 1984
M.S., Beijing Agricultural University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1995
M.S., University of British Columbia, 2002

Dr. Jeanine L. Mincher
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

Dr. Mustansir Mir
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Government College, Punjab University (Pakistan), 1967
M.A., Government College, Punjab University (Pakistan), 1969
M.A., University of Michigan, 1980
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983

Joseph J. Mistovich
Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1988

Dr. Stefan Moldovan
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2004
M.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2005
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2013

Dr. Dennis Morawski
Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S., Lake Superior State College, 1978
M.S.W., Wayne State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1990

Dr. David S. Morgan
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Texas, 1990
M.M., University of Texas, 1993
D.M.A., University of Texas, 1996

Greg Moring
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., State University of New York at New Paltz, 1973
M.F.A., Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1975

Dr. Joseph L. Mosca
Dean of the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Dr. Allan Mosher
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1974
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1977
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1978
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1986

Dr. Faramarz Doc Mossayebi
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Kin Ping Moy
Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1971
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1973

Dr. Nicole Mullins
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1994
M.A., Kent State University, 1997
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2002

Kathleen E. Mumaw
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1981

Dr. Philip C. Munro
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S.E.E., Washington University, 1960
M.S., Washington University, 1964
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1973

Dr. Nathan Myers
Associate Professor and Associate Provost for International and Global Initiatives
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene College, 1999
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2005

Dr. Denise A. Narcisse
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1977
M.P.A., Roosevelt University, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

Michelle Nelson
Professor of Art
B.F.A., Herron School of Art, 1993
M.F.A., Indiana University, 1998

Dr. Nguyet Thi Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Hanoi National University of Education, 1998
M.S., Hanoi National University of Education, 2002
M.S., Florida State University, 2011
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2014

Dr. Peter Norris
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The University of Salford (England), 1986
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992

Dr. Valerie Marie O'Dell
Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1993
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Dr. Patrick O'Leary
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2005
M.S., Purdue University, 2007
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2010

Dr. Matt O'Mansky
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Indiana University, 1991
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2007

Dr. Anita C. O'Mellan
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1987
M.S., Texas AM University, 1988
Ph.D., Memphis State University, 1993

Dr. Daniel J. O'Neill
Professor of Communication
B.A., Wayne State University, 1961
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1962
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1969

Dr. Tom Nelson Oder
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Makerer University (Uganda), 1984
M.S., University of St. Andrews (UK), 1986
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1999

Dr. Caroline Oltmanns
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
Diploma, Greiburg, Germany, 1989
M.M., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1991
D.M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1995

Dr. Christian C. Onwudiwe
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Southern University and AM College, 1986
M.A., Southern University and AM College, 1988
Ph.D., Howard University, 1995

Dr. Tomi P. Ovaska
Associate Professor of Economics
M.A., University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), 1997
M.A., West Virginia University, 2001
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2003

Dr. Alfred W. Owens
Professor of Communication
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1969
M.A., Kent State University, 1971
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1983

Dr. Diana Q. Palardy
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Reed College, 1997
M.A., University of Colorado, 2004
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2008

Dr. Joseph Palardy
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Frostburg State University, 1997
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2002

Ruth Palich
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2005
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Martha Pallante
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1977
M.A., College of William and Mary, 1982
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Dr. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.S., Florida International University, 1977
M.A., West Georgia College, 1978
M.T.S., Harvard University, 1981
A.M., Harvard University, 1988
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992

Cathy Bieber Parrott
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.P.T., University of Texas Medical Branch, 1984
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Dr. Phyllis Paul
Dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication and Professor of Music
B.M., Lenoir-Rhyne University, 1983
M.M., Florida State University, 1989
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2003

Dr. Matthew Paylo
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Grove City College, 2000
M.A., Slippery Rock University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2007

Dr. Brandt Payne
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Iowa, 2001
M.M., Arizona State University, 2004
D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2010

Dr. Gang Peng
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Shandong University (China), 1992
M.B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2006

Dr. Dennis A. Petruska
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1973
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1975
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984

Dr. Karin A. Petruska
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1993
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Pintar
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College, 1994
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001
M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Kimberly Pleva
Instructor of Management
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Rachael J. Pohle-Krauza
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., D'Youville College, 2001
M.S., D'Youville College, 2001
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

Dr. David H. Pollack
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., University of Illinois, 1976
M.S., University of Illinois, 1982
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1989

Michael Pontikos
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1991
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1995

Dr. David S. Porter
Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.S., Grand Valley State College, 1975
M.P.A., Grand Valley State College, 1981
M.A., Michigan State University, 1984
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987

Dr. Tod Porter
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Syracuse University, 1978
M.A., Syracuse University, 1981
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984

Dr. Douglas M. Price
Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1984
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1986
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988

Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., University of Texas at Dallas, 2008
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2012

Dr. Donald Priour
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Rice University, 1995
M.A., Princeton, 1997
Ph.D., Princeton, 2000

Dr. Jake J. Protivnak
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Andres University, 1998
M.Ed., Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2005

Dr. Lashale Diane Pugh
Assistant Professor of Geography
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2000
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2009

Amy Raabe
Instructor of Human Ecology
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010
M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Dr. Jill E. Rankin
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2008
D.N.P, Carlow University, 2013

Dr. Crystal L. Ratican
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Edinboro University, 2002
M.Ed., Walden University, 2006
Ph.D., Walden University, 2011

Dr. Michael Raulin
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1972
M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1975
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1977

Dr. Steven M. Reale
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Indiana University, 2001
M.A., University of Michigan, 2003
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2009

Dr. Peter A. Reday
Associate Professor of Marketing
B.A., Oakland University, 1971
M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management, 1977
Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), 2002

Dr. Steven Reese
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1981
M.A., University of Delaware, 1983
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1988

Sueann Rendano
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1976
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.S.N., University of Akron, 1986

Dr. Ian J. Renne
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Syracuse University, 1992
M.S., Clemson University, 1996
Ph.D., Clemson University, 2001

Dr. Stephanie Lyu Rhee
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Seoul Women's University, 1984
M.A., Korea University, 1988
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1997
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2013

Dr. Keisha T. Robinson
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Xavier University of Louisiana, 1999
M.P.H., St. Louis University, 2002
Dr.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Amanda Roby
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.R.C., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2011

Molly Roche
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
B.S.N., Kent State University, 1979
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1987

Dr. Gregory C. Rocheleau
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Michigan, 2003
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2008
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012

Dr. Stephen Rodabaugh
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1970
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1971
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1974

Dr. Richard Lee Rogers
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996

Dr. Jena Root
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory, 1993
M.M., Syracuse University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2000

John Rossi
Instructor of Marketing
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1981
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1996

Dr. Zara C. Rowlands
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Howard University, 1991
M.S., Howard University, 1995
Ph.D., Florida International University, 2003

Dr. Jae Joong Ryu
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Iowa State University, 2003
M.S., Iowa State University, 2005
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2009

Dr. Christina Saenger
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Akron, 2003
M.B.A., University of Akron, 2005
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012

Dr. Salvatore Sanders
Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S., University of Akron, 1988
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2006

Joseph S. Sanson
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1993
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. John E. Sarkissian
Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Michigan State University, 1971
Ph.D., Duke University, 1977

Dr. Gail Saunders-Smith
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1974
M.A., Kent State University, 1977
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Dr. Glenn Schaft
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music, 1982
M.A., Eastern Illinois, 1983
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1993

Dr. Kriss A. Schueller
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1987

Dr. Pamela A. Schuster
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1975
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1982
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1990

Dr. Jeremy T. Schwartz
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.B.A., Kent State University, 1993
M.S., Kent State University, 1994
M.A., Indiana University, 1998
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2003

Dr. Michael A. Serra
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Adrian College, 1984
B.A., Adrian College, 1984
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1990

Dr. Kimberly A. Serroka
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1989
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Swati Sethi
Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2010
M.A., Cleveland State University, 2012

Dr. Raymond J. Shaffer
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Grove City College, 1974
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
D.B.A., University of Kentucky, 1990

Dr. Ronald V. Shaklee
Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Kansas, 1975
M.A., University of Kansas, 1979
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1983

Dr. Bonita Sharif
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Cyprus College (Cyprus), 1997
M.S., Kent State University, 2003
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

Dr. Suresh Sharma
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2000
M.Sc., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2005
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2012

Guy Shebat
Instructor of English
B.A., Boston College, 1979
M.A., Boston College, 1986

Dr. Bradley A. Shellito
Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State Univesity, 1996
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2001

Cynthia M. Shields
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Bowling Green State University, 1984
M.S.N., Idaho State University, 1992
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2016

Dr. Elvin B. Shields
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1974
M.S.M.E., University of Akron, 1979
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1991

Dr. Mary P. Shortreed
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Akron, 1982
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1991
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2015

Dr. Thelma Silver
Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., McGill University, 1969
M.S.W., McGill University, 1971
Ph.D., Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 1995

Dr. Josef B. Simeonsson
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1990

Dr. David A. Simonelli
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Connecticut, 1988
M.A., Tulane University, 1991
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2001

Dr. Carla Anne Simonini
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Amherst College, 1987
M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1994
Ph.D., Brown University, 2006

Dr. Dolores V. Sisco
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Baltimore, 1995
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1998
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005

Dr. Stephanie Smith
Professor of Art
B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1989
M.A., Rutgers University, 1998
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2000

Suzanne Smith
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1991
M.Ed., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Thomas Smotzer
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Baldwin Wallace, 1988
M.S., Indiana University Bloomington, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1995

Frank G. Sole
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1976
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1989

Dr. Virgil C. Solomon
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
Engineer's Diploma (equiv. BS/M.Sc.), Gheorghe Asachi Polytechnic Institute, (Romania), 1990
Ph.D., Kumamoto University, 2002

Dr. Doori Song
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Dankook University, 2007
M.A., Michigan State University, 2009
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2013

Dr. Angela Spalsbury
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1989
M.A., Kent State University, 1991
M.Sc., University of Pretoria (South Africa), 1992
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Dr. Patrick T. Spearman
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1992
M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, 2000
Ph.D., Temple University, 2005

Jonathan Dana Sperry
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Southern Methodist University, 1995
M.F.A., Indiana University, 2001

Dr. Paul A. Sracic
Professor of Politics and International Relations
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Albright College, 1984
M.A., Rutgers University, 1990
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1993

Dr. Wim F.A. Steelant
Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Professor of Chemistry
B.S., St. Lieven College (Belgium), 1992
M.S., West-Brabant College (The Netherlands), 1993
Ph.D., University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2000
Post-Doctoral, University of Washington, 2000-2002

Dr. Silvia Stefan
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2003
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2016

Dr. Nina V. Stourman
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Moscow State University (Russia), 1984
M.S., Moscow State University (Russia), 1984
Ph.D., Moscow State University (Russia), 1992

Dr. David E. Stout
Professor and John S. and Doris M. Andrews Chair in Accounting
Graduate Faculty Member
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1982

Dr. Sharon A. Stringer
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Georgetown University, 1977
M.S., University of Miami, 1980
Ph.D., University of Miami, 1982

Dr. Linda J. Strom
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Portland State University, 1983
M.A., Portland State University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1992

Dr. William Gregg Sturrus
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., Hope College, 1983
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1989

Dr. John R. Sullins
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
M.S., University of Rochester, 1985
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1990

Dr. Albert J. Sumell
Associate Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Salisbury State University, 1999
M.A., Georgia State University, 2003
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2006

Dr. Lin Sun
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Tsinghua University, 2001
M.S., Tsinghua University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

Dr. Ying Joy Tang
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Wesleyan College, 2009
M.S., Syracuse University, 2012, 2014
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2015

Dr. Jamal K. Tartir
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hiram College, 1991
M.A., Miami University, 1993
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1998

Dr. Padraic ("Paddy") W. Taylor
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., McDaniel College (fka Western Maryland College), 1999
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2003
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2006

Bonnie L. Thompson
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
R.N., Sharon Regional Hospital School of Nursing, 1982
B.S.N., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1989
M.S.N., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 2007

Robert J. Thompson
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2007
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2011

Dr. Stephanie A. Tingley
Professor of English
B.A., Wittenberg University, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

Dr. Alan E. Tomhave
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1996
M.A., St. John's College-Santa Fe, 1997
M.A., University of Missouri, 2007
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2008

James P. Tressel
President of the University and Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1975
M.A., University of Akron, 1977

Dr. Tacibaht Turel
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Ege University (Turkey), 1997
M.S., Auburn University, 2002
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2008

Robert Twomey
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., Yale University, 2001
M.F.A., University of California, 2007

Dr. Jeffrey L. Tyus
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1993
M.A., Ohio University, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999

Dr. Emre Ulusoy
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Istanbul Bilgi University, 2004
M.A., University of Portsmouth (UK), 2005
M.A., Galatasaray University (Turkey), 2008
Ph.D., The University of Texas-Pan American, 2013

Dr. James C. Umble
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Susquehanna University, 1978
M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1984
D.M.A., University of Michigan, 1995

Dr. Kathryn T. Umble
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Michigan, 1983
M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1985
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
D.M.A., Michigan State University, 1998

Dr. Yogesh Uppal
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Delhi, 1998
M.A., Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2000
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2006

Dr. Ebenge E. Usip
Professor of Economics
B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1974
M.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1976
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1984

Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mount Union College, 1997
M.A., University of Akron, 2001
Ph.D., University of Maryland-Baltimore, 2005

Dr. Richard W. VanVoorhis
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio University, 1990
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Jennifer Vaschak
Instructor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Ohio University, 1992
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2004

Dr. William G. Vendemia
Professor of Management
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1980
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1981
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1991

Dr. Anthony S. Vercellino
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2007
M.S., Texas Tech University, 2010
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2012

Dr. Charles B. Vergon
Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Denison University, 1968
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1971

Dr. Fred W. Viehe
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Lewis and Clark College, 1971
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983

Cynthia Vigliotti
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Gina Villamizar
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Universidad del Atlantico, 2004
M.A., University of Arkansas, 2007
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Anthony Viviano
Instructor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1995
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1998

Dr. Mark C. Vopat
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Cleveland State University, 1994
M.A., Cleveland State University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2003

Brian D. Vuksanovich
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1992
M.S.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1996

Dr. Nancy Wagner
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1977
M.S.N., Indiana University, 1983
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Atty. Patricia Bergum Wagner
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.A., University of Texas, 1979
M.A., University of Texas, 1982
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1985

Dr. Timothy R. Wagner
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1981
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1986

Dr. Abel Waithaka
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Moi University Eldoret (Kenya), 1996
M.Ed., Youngstown State University, 2009
E.D.S., Liberty University at Lynchburg, 2012
Ph.D., Liberty University at Lynchburg, 2014

Dr. Thomas P. Wakefield
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2002
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2002
M.A., Kent State University, 2004
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Gary R. Walker
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Colorado, 1977
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1984

Dr. Darrell R. Wallace
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S.M.E., The Ohio State University, 1995
M.S.M.E., The Ohio State University, 1998
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006

Dr. Jessica Wallace
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Miami, 2006
M.A., University of Central Florida, 2008
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2015

Dr. Bruce N. Waller
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Louisiana Tech, 1968
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1975
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1979

Donna Walsh
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., University of Akron, 1985
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Alice M. Wang
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Southern California, 1998
M.M., Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerpe (Belgium), 2000
D.M.A, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Dr. Yaqin Wang
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Beijing Tech and Business University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2002

Dr. Ying Wang
Associate Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., People's University of China, 1993
M.A., Kent State University, 1998
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Robert E. Wardle
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2007
M.S., University of Florida, 2010

Dr. Amy Weaver
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., West Liberty University, 1994
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2006
Ph.D., Villanova University, 2013

Dr. Cary Wecht
Associate Dean and Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.A., Kent State University, 1993
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1999

Dr. Jane Wetzel
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1975
Certificate, University of Pittsburgh, 1976
M.S., University of Southern California, 1987
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Amy E. Williams
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S.E., Lock Haven University, 2002
M.S., University of Scranton, 2006
M.Ed., College of William and Mary, 2013
Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 2016

Dr. Eric J. Wingler
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1974
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1975
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1982

Dr. Fran Marie Wolf
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1974
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1988
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1994

Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990
M.A., California State University, Fresno, 1992
M.M., Boston Conservatory, 1996
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Mark D. Womble
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Texas Christian University, 1975
M.S., University of Kentucky, 1978
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983

Dr. Peter Woodlock
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1979
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990

Karla A. Wyant
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2001

Mary Yacovone
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1990

Dr. Xiaolou Yang
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., Jilin University (China), 1996
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Dr. George Yates
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Purdue University, 1971
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1972
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1977

Dennis Yommer
Instructor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2009
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2011

Dr. Feng Yu
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northeastern University, 2005
M.S., Shandong University (China), 2008
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2013

Dr. Cicilia Yudha
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Cleveland Institute, 2002
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 2006
D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012

Dr. Misook Yun
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Han-Yang University (Korea), 1986
M.M., Han-Yang University (Korea), 1989
M.M., University of Oregon, 1995
D.M.A., University of Oregon, 1999

Jason Zapka
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2010

Mark Zetts
Instructor of Human Ecology
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1980
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1993

Dr. Yong Zhang
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Ocean University of QingDao (China), 1986
M.S., Ocean University of QingDao (China), 1989
M.S., University of South Florida, 2001
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005

Music Applied Classes

MUAC 1521    Keyboard Musicianship for Non-Music Majors 1    1 s.h.

Intended for the student with no previous music studies, this first-semester course develops fundamental piano playing, through the study of music fundamentals and repertoire.

MUAC 1522    Keyboard Musicianship for Non Music Majors 2    1 s.h.

Continuation of MUAC 1521. Intended for the student with no previous music studies, this second-semester course develops fundamental piano playing, through the study of music fundamentals and repertoire.
Prereq.: MUAC 1521 or permission of instructor.

MUAC 1556    Singer's Diction: English/Italian    1 s.h.

Application of the principles of Lyric diction; utilization of the International Phonetic Alphabet in developing and reading phonetics transcriptions of English, Italian song texts.

MUAC 1557    Singer's Diction: German    1 s.h.

Application of the principles of Lyric diction; utilization of the International Phonetic Alphabet in developing and reading phonetics transcriptions of German song texts.

MUAC 1558    Singer's Diction: French    1 s.h.

Application of the principles of Lyric diction; utilization of the International Phonetic Alphabet in developing and reading phonetics transcriptions of French song texts.

MUAC 1581    Keyboard Musicianship 1    1 s.h.

Elements of keyboard techniques, with emphasis on sight reading, harmonization of popular and/or folk tunes, repertoire, transposition, and analysis. All major and minor scales and arpeggios, hands together. Required of all non-keyboard majors.
Coreq.: Major-level applied lessons (1501 or higher).

MUAC 1582    Keyboard Musicianship 2    1 s.h.

Continuation of MUAC 1581; with emphasis on sight-reading, harmonization of popular and/or folk tunes with more extended chords and accompaniment patterns, repertoire, transposition, and analysis. All major and minor scales and arpeggios, hands together. Required of all non-keyboard majors.: major-level applied lessons (1502 or higher).
Prereq.: minimum grade of "C" in MUAC 1581 and Coreq.

MUAC 2667    Jazz Improvisation 1    3 s.h.

Jazz techniques with emphasis on analysis of harmonic progressions, form, style, and performance requirements of the jazz idiom. Classes must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUAC 1525 or a grade of "B" or better on the Jazz Placement Test.

MUAC 2668    Jazz Improvisation 2    3 s.h.

Jazz techniques with emphasis on analysis of harmonic progressions, form, style, and performance requirements of the jazz idiom. Classes must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUAC 1525 or a grade of "B" or better on the Jazz Placement Test.

MUAC 2681    Keyboard Musicianship 3    1 s.h.

A continuation and intensification of studies begun in MUAC 1581 and MUAC 1582, with emphasis on accompanying, score reading, harmonization (with secondary dominant chords), repertoire, and stylistic analysis. Technique: all major and minor scales; arpeggios.
Prereq.: minimum grade of "C" in MUAC 1582, placement exam by the Coordinator of Keyboard Musicianship; admission to Dana School of Music and enrollment in major-level lesson.

MUAC 2682    Keyboard Musicianship 4    1 s.h.

The last course in the keyboard musicianship sequence which started with MUAC 1581. Proficiency at the piano will be evaluated through performance of stylistically varied repertoire, advanced accompanying and harmonization, sight reading, transposition, and three- and four-part score reading. Technique: all major and minor scales, tonic arpeggios.
Prereq.: minimum grade of "C" in MUAC 2681, placement exam by the Coordinator of Keyboard Musicianship; admission to Dana School of Music and enrollment in major-level lesson.

MUAC 2691    Accompanying 1    1 s.h.

A study of techniques useful in playing the piano for vocalists, with supervised studio and recital experience. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 2692    Accompanying 1    1 s.h.

A study of techniques useful in playing the piano for vocalists, with supervised studio and recital experience. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 2693    Accompanying 2    1 s.h.

A study of techniques useful in playing the piano for instrumentalists, with supervised studio and recital experience. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 2694    Accompanying 2    1 s.h.

A study of techniques useful in playing the piano for instrumentalists, with supervised studio and recital experience. May be repeated for credit.

MUAC 3732    Brass Methods    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare students for instrumental music teaching relative to brass instruments. Emphasis on tone production, the harmonic series, technique development, ranges and transposition, pedagogy, troubleshooting, and arranging techniques for brass instruments. Meets 2 hours per week.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501 and MUTC 1532.

MUAC 3733    Woodwind Methods    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare students for instrumental music teaching relative to woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone). Components include concepts of tone production, embouchure, articulation, and technique. Study material stresses common features as well as differences.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3734    String Methods    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare students for instrumental music teaching relative to string instruments (violin, viola, cello, string bass). Components include concepts of tone production, bowing, fingering as well as appropriate evaluation of pedagogy. Study material stresses common features as well as differences.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3735    Jazz Methods    1 s.h.

Designed to prepare students jazz teaching relative to instruments and voice. Components include fundamental techniques and approaches for directing small and large jazz ensembles, teaching of basic improvisation skills, rhythms section/soloist interaction, and stylistic interpretation. Students will demonstrate basic performance proficiencies in jazz on their applied instruments and/or voices. Meets 2 hours per week.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501 or MUTC 1532.

MUAC 3755    Guitar Class    1 s.h.

Study of the guitar at the beginning level to explore techniques and approaches appropriate to school music instruction. A minimum level of performance is required.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3759    Voice Class    1 s.h.

A study of voice at the beginning level to explore techniques and approaches appropriate to school music instruction. A minimum level of performance is required. May be repeated.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3763    Percussion Methods    1 s.h.

Study of snare drum, marching percussion, timpani, jazz drum set, keyboard, Latin percussion, and orchestral accessories. Topics include instrument selection and maintenance techniques as well as pedagogical approaches. Designed to prepare students for instrumental music teaching careers.
Prereq.: FOUN 1501.

MUAC 3781    Jazz Keyboard 1    1 s.h.

(For keyboard and non-keyboard majors). Class instruction and keyboard experience in jazz chordal voicing techniques and jazz accompanying techniques. Classes must be taken in sequence. Meets two days per week.
Prereq.: MUAC 1582, MUAC 1525, a grade of "B" or better on the Jazz Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

MUAC 3782    Jazz Keyboard 2    1 s.h.

(For keyboard and non-keyboard majors). Class instruction and keyboard experience in jazz chordal voicing techniques and jazz accompanying techniques. Classes must be taken in sequence. Meets two days per week.
Prereq.: MUAC 1582, MUAC 1525, a grade of "B" or better on the Jazz Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

MUAC 4867    Jazz Improvisation 3    3 s.h.

Advanced jazz techniques with emphasis on analysis of harmonic progressions, form, style, and performance requirements of the jazz idiom. Courses must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUAC 2668.

MUAC 4868    Jazz Improvisation 4    3 s.h.

Advanced jazz techniques with emphasis on analysis of harmonic progressions, form, style, and performance requirements of the jazz idiom. Courses must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUAC 2668.

Music Conducting

MUCO 3715    Choral and Instrumental Conducting    3 s.h.

Designed to develop skills, hone competencies, and share conceptual knowledge relative to the art and pedagogy of conducting. Students develop skills in conducting, score analysis and preparation, rehearsal techniques, and error detection, and create artistic interpretation with peer-lab ensemble.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632.

Music Education

MUED 2611    Computer Applications in Music Education    2 s.h.

An overview of computer applications as they relate to the music educator. Specific hardware and software in music education will be discussed. Project topics: administrative software, music notation, MIDI, arranging and improvisation with computers, and designing multimedia. Meets two hours per week.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532.

MUED 2622    Foundations of Music Education    2 s.h.

Introduction to the principles and current practices of teaching music in K-12 settings. Strategies and approaches to teaching music of various genres with emphasis on the unique challenges of public school music instruction in the 21st Century. Includes 15 hours of exploratory fieldwork. Topics include assessment, curricular design, student engagement, classroom management, and multiculturalism.

MUED 3722    Music in Early Childhood    3 s.h.

Fundamental skills, repertoire, materials, and techniques for teaching music to pre-kindergarten through third grade children. For non-music majors.
Prereq.: CHFM 2633.

MUED 4823    Music Teaching in Early Childhood (Pre-K-3)    2 s.h.

A study of the role of music in the life of the child. An examination of principles, repertoire, and techniques of teaching music to children (ages pre-k through third grade). MUED 4821 or MUED 4822 recommended but not required.
Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education.

MUED 4824    Music Teaching in the Middle School    2 s.h.

Music materials and methods of instruction in middle schools with emphasis on understanding the physiological and psychological development of early adolescents in the context of general music class. Course content includes managing the learning environment, motivating students, developing music curricula, planning musical experiences and assessing musical behaviors. MUED 4821 or MUED 4822 recommended but not required.
Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education.

MUED 4825    Music Teaching in the High School    2 s.h.

Methods of organizing, administering, and conducting music in the high schools; instruction methods, library organization, scheduling, curriculum, philosophy, technology, classroom management, festivals and competitive events. Includes an average of two hours of field experience or laboratory work per week.
Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education and either MUED 4821 or MUED 4822.

MUED 4826    Instrumental Music Education    2 s.h.

Materials, methods and literature for teaching and administering elementary, middle school, and high school instrumental music programs. Emphasis on curriculum design, pedagogy, orchestration/arranging techniques, and learning theories related to jazz, concert, marching band, and orchestra.
Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education and completion or concurrent enrollment in MUED 4823 or MUED 4824 or MUED 4825.

MUED 4827    Choral Music Education    2 s.h.

Materials, methods and literature for school vocal ensembles. Additional emphasis is on vocal pedagogy, show choir curriculum, and show design, including arranging/adapting literature for show choir ensemble.
Prereq.: Upper-division status in the College of Education and completion or concurrent enrollment in MUED 4823 or MUED 4824 or MUED 4825.

MUED 5814    Selected Topics in Music Education    2 s.h.

Course title will be listed each semester in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
Prereq.: MUED 4823 or MUED 4825.

MUED 5841    Music Workshop    1-3 s.h.

For students and teachers in service; topics may vary from year to year. Specific topics are announced each time the workshop is offered. May be repeated with different topic.

MUED 5858    Piano Pedagogy    3 s.h.

Methods and materials involved in teaching piano in private and classroom settings. Fundamentals of technique as well as repertoire. Supervised practice teaching.
Prereq.: Two years of applied keyboard.

MUED 5880    Vocal Pedagogy    1 s.h.

A comparative study of physiological and psychological approaches to voice instruction and their application to private and class instruction.
Prereq.: Two years of applied voice classes.

Music Ensembles

MUEN 0002    Dana Chorale    1 s.h.

Dana Chorale.

MUEN 0002P    Dana Chorale    0 s.h.

Dana Chorale.

MUEN 0003    Dana Madrigal    1 s.h.

Dana Madrigal.

MUEN 0003P    Dana Madrigal    0 s.h.

Dana Madrigal.

MUEN 0004    University Chorus    1 s.h.

University Chorus.

MUEN 0004P    University Chorus    0 s.h.

University Chorus.

MUEN 0005    Concert Band    1 s.h.

Concert Band.

MUEN 0005P    Concert Band    0 s.h.

Concert Band.

MUEN 0006    Marching Band    1 s.h.

Marching Band.

MUEN 0006P    Marching Band    0 s.h.

Marching Band.

MUEN 0007    Wind Ensemble    1 s.h.

Wind Ensemble.

MUEN 0007P    Wind Ensemble    0 s.h.

Wind Ensemble.

MUEN 0008    Symphony Orchestra    1 s.h.

Symphony Orchestra.

MUEN 0008P    Symphony Orchestra    0 s.h.

Symphony Orchestra.

MUEN 0009    Percussion Ensemble    1 s.h.

Percussion Ensemble.

MUEN 0009P    Percussion Ensemble    0 s.h.

Percussion Ensemble.

MUEN 0010    String Ensemble    1 s.h.

String Ensemble.

MUEN 0010P    String Ensemble    0 s.h.

String Ensemble.

MUEN 0011    Men's Chorus    1 s.h.

Men's Chorus.

MUEN 0011P    Men's Chorus    0 s.h.

Men's Chorus.

MUEN 0012    Opera Workshop    1 s.h.

Opera Workshop.

MUEN 0012P    Opera Workshop    0 s.h.

Opera Workshop.

MUEN 0013    Contemporary Ensemble    1 s.h.

Contemporary Ensemble.

MUEN 0013P    Contemporary Ensembles    0 s.h.

Contemporary Ensembles.

MUEN 0014    Women's Chorus    1 s.h.

Women's Chorus.

MUEN 0014P    Women's Chorus    0 s.h.

Women's Chorus.

MUEN 0015    Early Music Ensemble    1 s.h.

Early Music Ensemble.

MUEN 0015P    Early Music Ensemble    0 s.h.

Early Music Ensemble.

MUEN 0016    Woodwind Ensemble    1 s.h.

Woodwind Ensemble.

MUEN 0016P    Woodwind Ensemble    0 s.h.

Woodwind Ensemble.

MUEN 0017    Brass Ensemble    1 s.h.

Brass Ensemble.

MUEN 0017P    Brass Ensemble    0 s.h.

Brass Ensemble.

MUEN 0018    Horn Choir    1 s.h.

Horn Choir.

MUEN 0018P    Horn Choir    0 s.h.

Horn Choir.

MUEN 0019    Trombone Ensemble    1 s.h.

Trombone Ensemble.

MUEN 0019P    Trombone Ensemble    0 s.h.

Trombone Ensemble.

MUEN 0020    Tuba Ensemble    1 s.h.

Tuba Ensemble.

MUEN 0020P    Tuba Ensemble    0 s.h.

Tuba Ensemble.

MUEN 0021    Brass Chamber Ensemble    1 s.h.

Brass Chamber Ensemble.

MUEN 0021P    Brass Chamber Ensemble    0 s.h.

Brass Chamber Ensemble.

MUEN 0022    Trumpet Ensemble    1 s.h.

Trumpet Ensemble.

MUEN 0022P    Trumpet Ensemble    0 s.h.

Trumpet Ensemble.

MUEN 0023    Jazz Ensemble    1 s.h.

Jazz Ensemble.

MUEN 0023P    Jazz Ensemble    0 s.h.

Jazz Ensemble.

MUEN 0024    Composer's Ensemble    1 s.h.

Composer's Ensemble.

MUEN 0024P    Composer's Ensemble    0 s.h.

Composer's Ensemble.

MUEN 0026    Chamber Orchestra    1 s.h.

Chamber Orchestra.

MUEN 0026P    Chamber Orchestra    0 s.h.

Chamber Orchestra.

MUEN 0028    Chamber Winds    1 s.h.

Chamber Winds.

MUEN 0028P    Chamber Winds    0 s.h.

Chamber Winds.

MUEN 0029    Guitar Ensemble    1 s.h.

Guitar Ensemble.

MUEN 0029P    Guitar Ensemble    0 s.h.

Guitar Ensemble.

MUEN 0030    Jazz Combo    1 s.h.

Jazz Combo.

MUEN 0030P    Jazz Combo    0 s.h.

Jazz Combo.

MUEN 0035    Saxophone Quartet    1 s.h.

Saxophone Quartet.

MUEN 0035P    Saxophone Quartet    0 s.h.

Saxophone Quartet.

MUEN 0040    University Band    1 s.h.

University Band.

MUEN 0040P    University Band    0 s.h.

University Band.

MUEN 0041    Basketball Pep Band    1 s.h.

Basketball Pep Band.

MUEN 0041P    Basketball Pep Band    0 s.h.

Basketball Pep Band.

MUEN 0051    Piano Chamber    1 s.h.

Piano Chamber.

MUEN 0051P    Piano Chamber    0 s.h.

Piano Chamber.

Music History and Literature

MUHL 2616    Survey of Jazz    3 s.h.

A historical survey of the origins, influences, and stylistic features of jazz from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on performers, compositions, and innovations.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 2616H    Honors Survey of Jazz    3 s.h.

A historical survey of the origins, influences, and stylistic features of jazz from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on performers, compositions, and innovations.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 2617    Film Music    3 s.h.

A historical survey of the use of music in the motion picture. Examination of different styles in works by major composers.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 2617H    Honors Film Music    3 s.h.

A historical survey of the use of music in the motion picture. Examination of different styles in works by major composers.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 2618    Rock n' Roll to Rock    3 s.h.

A historical survey of the evolution of rock n' roll into rock with emphasis on the interrelationships of the music and social and political influences and the interaction of rock with other musical styles.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 2618H    Honors ock n Roll to Rock    3 s.h.

A historical survey of the evolution of rock n' roll into rock with emphasis on the interrelationships of the music and social and political influences and the interaction of rock with other musical styles.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 2619    Music of Non-Western Societies    3 s.h.

A historical survey of music as it relates to the different cultures, with emphasis on the development of instruments, vocal practices and performance media within specific cultures.

MUHL 2620    Music of African Americans    3 s.h.

The study of African American musical genres from slavery to the present with focus on stylistic features, innovations, and the culture in which they were created. Topics may include Folk Music, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime, Jazz, Musical Theater, Art/Classical Music, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Disco and House, Techno, Hip-Hop, Rap, Gender Issues, Popular Music Industry, and Musical Agency.

MUHL 2621    Music Literature and Appreciation    3 s.h.

The development of listening techniques applicable to Western and non-Western music through the comparison and contrast of the music of significant historical periods. For non-music majors.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities, International Perspectives, Social and Personal Awareness.

MUHL 2622    Popular Music in America    3 s.h.

The changing styles in American popular music from its origins to the present day studied through an examination of representative compositions and performers.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 2623    Core Concepts of Music    1 s.h.

Introduction to the study of music and culture. Basic parameters of music and its function in society are explored. Two MUEN large ensembles other than Marching Band must be taken in addition to this course to satisfy the requirements for GER credit. 1 s.h.

MUHL 3771    Music History and Literature 1    3 s.h.

An introduction to the intersection of music and culture. Students will explore the cultural contexts and the social, economic, and technological forces that influence the creation and dissemination of music. In addition to the core content of the class, students will be introduced to parallel narratives in the visual arts, literature, and theater. Students will demonstrate, through examination and written assignments, their understanding of how music history is a function of cultural values and choices.
Prereq.: sophomore standing and MUTC 1520 or permission of instructor.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 3772    Music History and Literature 2    3 s.h.

An introductory history of musical culture in Europe from Antiquity to 1750 C.E. Students will study the important composers and musical genres and the cultural contexts and social forces that influence the creation and dissemination of music. In addition to the core content of the class, students will be introduced to parallel narratives in the visual arts, literature, and theater. Students will also demonstrate, through examination and written assignments, their understanding of how music history is a function of cultural values and choices.
Prereq.: sophomore standing, MUTC 1520 or by examination, and MUHL 3771.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 3773    Music History and Literature 3    3 s.h.

An introductory history of musical culture in Europe from 1750 C. E. to the present. Students will study the important composers and musical genres and the cultural contexts and social forces that influence the creation and dissemination of music. In addition to the core content of the class, students will be introduced to parallel narratives in the visual arts, literature, and theater. Students will also demonstrate, through examination and written assignments, their understanding of how music history is a function of cultural values and choices.Prereq.: sophomore standing and MUTC 1520 or by examination, and MUHL 3772.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 3774    Music History and Literature 4    3 s.h.

A historical survey of music in America. Students will study the important composers and musical genres and the cultural contexts and social forces that influence the creation and dissemination of music. In addition to the core content of the class, students will be introduced to parallel narratives in the visual arts, literature, and theater. Students will also demonstrate, through examination and written assignments, their understanding of American musical styles and how they have developed within America’s unique historical context, demographics, and social structures.
Prereq.: sophomore standing and MUTC 1531 or permission of instructor, and MUHL 3773.
Gen Ed: Arts and Humanities.

MUHL 3775    Jazz History    3 s.h.

Students will study and develop an understanding of jazz origins, influences, performers, compositions, and stylistic features from the turn of the century to the present. This will include study of early jazz, the swing era, bebop, cool, hard bop, post bop, modal music, modal chromatic music, free jazz, and fusion.
Prereq.: MUTC 1520 or minimum 80% on the music theory placement exam.

MUHL 3787    History and Appreciation of Art and Music    3 s.h.

(General) Illustrated lectures on art and music to develop the cultural growth of the non-art and non-music student. Art and music forms, comparisons of compositional styles, and discussion of the developments, influences, and experiments of the important periods to date. No prior training in art or music required. Not intended for Art majors. Listed also as ART 3787.

MUHL 5860    Keyboard Literature    3 s.h.

An investigation of the solo keyboard works of major composers from the earliest times to the present day.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632.

MUHL 5871    Baroque Music    3 s.h.

The evolution of musical styles during the period 1600-1750. A historical survey of documents and music literature of the time: opera from Monteverdi to Handel; keyboard and instrumental works; significant choral works, etc.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632, MUHL 3771, MUHL 3772, MUHL 3773, and MUHL 3774.

MUHL 5872    Eighteenth Century and the Viennese Classical School    3 s.h.

Musical developments from the decline of the baroque to the turn of the century; historical and stylistic elements contributing to the rise of classicism and culminating in the works of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632, MUHL 3771, MUHL 3772, MUHL 3773 and MUHL 3774.

MUHL 5873    Opera History    3 s.h.

A historical survey of opera: its development as an art form from its beginnings to the present.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632, MUHL 3771, MUHL 3772, MUHL 3773 and MUHL 3774.

MUHL 5874    Nineteenth Century    3 s.h.

Musical developments from Beethoven through Wagner; aesthetic, formal, technical and historical trends with special emphasis on nationalism and the music drama.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632, MUHL 3771, MUHL 3772, MUHL 3773, and MUHL 3774.

MUHL 5878    Selected Topics in Music History    3 s.h.

A study of a specific topic to be announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once with different topic.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632, MUHL 3771, MUHL 3772, MUHL 3773, and MUHL 3774.

MUHL 5879    Vocal Literature    3 s.h.

A study of vocal literature from all periods. Special emphasis on English language repertoire and on material especially suitable for high school students. Songs are prepared for performance in class.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632, MUHL 3771, MUHL 3772, MUHL 3773, and MUHL 3774.

Music Industry

MUIN 1561    Music Recording Workshop    4 s.h.

Introduction to the music recording process and the recording studio. An overview of music recording grounded in History and the principles of acoustics. An exploration of analog and digital technology involved in music recording. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

MUIN 3700    Survey of Music Industry    2 s.h.

A general overview of the major functional areas of the music industry, with attention to the theoretical foundations and practical application of current business practices in the music industry.
Prereq.: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

MUIN 3762    Digital Sound Production    2 s.h.

An overview of MIDI and electronic musical instrument technology. Sequencers and mixing in the MIDI environment. Basic compositional techniques using MIDI and the computer, and the application of MIDI in the music recording environment.
Prereq.: MUIN 1561.

MUIN 3763    Digital Recording and Editing    2 s.h.

A study of both linear and non-linear music recording and editing. Various hardware and software options, as well as the production of recording projects in both domains.
Prereq.: MUIN 1561.

MUIN 3764    Advanced Microphone Techniques    2 s.h.

Investigation of the characteristics of different microphones, microphone design, microphone selection, and microphone placement. The accessories of various miking situations will be investigated. Experiments with different microphone techniques in both the analogue and digital domains.
Prereq.: MUIN 3763.

MUIN 3765    Advanced Recording Techniques    2 s.h.

Investigates advanced elements of music recording from the recording session procedures to product manufacture. Advanced techniques in noise reduction, amplification, sound compression, and synchronization.
Prereq.: MUIN 3764.

MUIN 4866    Recording Internship    3 s.h.

Practicum in appropriate music recording environments. Addresses all aspects of the music recording industry. Students meet once a week on campus to share and discuss experiences from the intern position. A minimum of 12 hours per week will be spent in the field.
Prereq.: MUIN 3765 and senior standing in music recording.

MUIN 4867    Senior Project    4 s.h.

Independent student project to showcase skills and techniques learned in the content courses. Presentation of project in a public exhibition required.
Prereq.: MUIN 3765 and senior standing in music recording.

Music Theory and Composition

MUTC 1520    Materials of Music    3 s.h.

Musical styles, listening concepts, and harmonic technics as they relate to the literature of music. For students who do not qualify for MUTC 1531.

MUTC 1531    Musicianship 1    2 s.h.

Materials in tonal music. Harmonic progression, voice leading, counterpoint, harmonic and formal analysis, composition and arranging.
Prereq.: MUTC 1520 with a grade of "B" or better or a minimum score of 80% on the theory placement test.

MUTC 1531L    Musicianship 1 Laboratory    2 s.h.

Practice and mastery of the fundamental skills of musicianship. Sight singing with practice in score-reading transpositions, aural recognition, and functional keyboard. MUTC 1520 with a grade of "B" or better or a minimum of 80% on the theory placement test.
Prereq.: Concurrent enrollment in MUTC 1531 expected.

MUTC 1532    Musicianship 2    2 s.h.

Materials in tonal music. Harmonic progression, voice leading, counterpoint, harmonic and formal analysis, composition and arranging.
Prereq.: MUTC 1531 and MUTC 1531L with grades of "C" or better.

MUTC 1532L    Musicianship 2 Laboratory    2 s.h.

Practice and mastery of the fundamental skills of musicianship. Sight singing with practice in score-reading transpositions, aural recognition, and functional keyboard.
Prereq.: MUTC 1531 and MUTC 1531L with grades of "C" or better.
Concurrent enrollment in MUTC 1532.

MUTC 2631    Musicianship 3    2 s.h.

Chromatic materials in tonal music. Part writing, harmonization, harmonic and formal analysis, and score-reading transpositions.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532 and MUTC 1532L with grades of "C" or better.

MUTC 2631L    Musicianship 3 Laboratory    2 s.h.

Practice and mastery of advanced sight singing, aural recognition and piano skills.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532 and MUTC 1532L, both with grades of "C" or better.
Concurrent enrollment in MUTC 2631.

MUTC 2632    Musicianship 4    2 s.h.

Chromatic materials in tonal music. Part writing, harmonization, harmonic and formal analysis, and score-reading transpositions.
Prereq.: MUTC 2631 and MUTC 2631L with grades of "C" or better.

MUTC 2632L    Musicianship 4 Laboratory    2 s.h.

Practice and mastery of advanced sight singing, aural recognition and piano skills.
Prereq.: MUTC 2631 and MUTC 2631L, both with grades of "C" or better.
Concurrent enrollment in MUTC 2632.

MUTC 3712    Jazz Arranging 1    3 s.h.

Scoring in the jazz idiom with emphasis on harmonic concepts, voicing procedures, form, and stylistic trends developed by major jazz composer-arrangers. Detailed study of instrumental techniques with projects scored for various size ensembles. Student arrangements are performed in reading sessions and concerts. Classes must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532 and MUAC 2668 or permission of instructor.

MUTC 3713    Jazz Arranging 2    3 s.h.

Scoring in the jazz idiom with emphasis on harmonic concepts, voicing procedures, form, and stylistic trends developed by major jazz composer-arrangers. Detailed study of instrumental techniques with projects scored for various size ensembles. Student arrangements are performed in reading sessions and concerts. Classes must be taken in sequence.
Prereq.: MUTC 1532 and MUAC 2668 or permission of instructor.

MUTC 3750    Analytical Techniques    3 s.h.

Analysis of representative repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 and MUTC 2632L with grades of "C" or better.

MUTC 5821    Composition for Minors    2 s.h.

Composition in two- and three-part forms, and other compositions of small scope, such as variation and sonatina. Works are composed both for piano alone, and in combination with other instruments or voice. May be repeated by composition majors to meet requirements for freshman and sophomore composition for majors.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor for composition majors.

MUTC 5822    Composition for Minors    2 s.h.

Composition in two- and three-part forms, and other compositions of small scope, such as variation and sonatina. Works are composed both for piano alone, and in combination with other instruments or voice. May be repeated by composition majors to meet requirements for freshman and sophomore composition for majors.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor for composition majors.

MUTC 5828    Music Technology    3 s.h.

An exploration of the use of computers and technology in music. Applications related to composition, performance, analysis, teaching, and research.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with grade of "C" or better or permission of instructor.

MUTC 5830    Materials of 20th Century Music    3 s.h.

Study of the various elements of 20th century compositions, including melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 5831    Modal Counterpoint    3 s.h.

Sixteenth century contrapuntal style including introduction of species technique; analysis of liturgical and secular repertoire; writing of imitative counterpoint with stylistic rhythms and cadences.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 5832    Tonal Counterpoint    3 s.h.

Contrapuntal style of baroque music including an analysis of examples in imitative and invertible counterpoint; writing two- and three-part inventions and three- and four-part fugal expositions.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 5833    Theory Seminar    3 s.h.

Topics in music theory not covered in regular upper-division offerings. May be repeated once with different topic.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.

MUTC 5834    Electronic Music    3 s.h.

Techniques of analog and digital synthesis including tape composition, musique concrete; advanced MIDI applications such as sequencing and sampling; and digital audio editing. Composition in electronic and mixed media.
Prereq.: For composition majors, COMP 1502 or equivalent; for non-composition majors, MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better; for non-majors, permission of instructor.

MUTC 5840    Instrumentation    3 s.h.

Ranges, transposition, technical characteristics, and tonal features of the instruments. Scoring for large and small ensembles which are available as laboratory reading groups.
Prereq.: MUTC 2632 with a grade of "C" or better.