Program Coordinator, Piano and Music Literature
Faculty Service Areas: Anthropology and Ethnic Studies
Full-time instructor at DVC since 1996
International Advisory Board, International Journal of Humanities and Peace
2003-present. Ph.D. Ethnomusicology (ABD), University of California, Davis
1996. D.M.A. Piano Performance, University of Colorado, Boulder
1996. Certificate, Transpersonal Psychology
1989. Secondary Education Teaching Credential, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
1985. M.M. Piano Performance, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
1982. B.M. Piano Performance, Greensboro College, North Carolina
1976-78 Studies with pianist Edward Kilenyi, Florida State University, Tallahassee
MUSIC 150 & 151 Beginning Piano I and II
MUSIC 250 Intermediate Piano
MUSIC 252, 255, 190LA Piano Ensemble/Advanced Piano
MUSLT 110 Sounds of Music: Introduction to Music Literature
MUSLT 112 America's Music: A Multicultural Perspective
MUSLT 114 World Music
ANTHR 135 Native Americans
Approved classes (to be implemented):
MUSLT 115 Music in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia
MUSLT 116 Native American Music
Adjudicator for local and state piano competitions
Contra Costa Music Teacher's Association
Music Teacher's Association of California
Mu Phi Epsilon
Society for Ethnomusicology
Who's Who in American Education (inducted 2006)
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 University Fellow, University of California, Davis
1989 U.S. West Best Teacher of the Year in Arizona, 1989 (First Runner-Up, secondary education).
2007 Braiding Anamnesia: Imaginal Interpretations of the Gendered Body in Deepa Mehta's Earth and Urvashi Butalia's The Other side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff, Arizona.
2006 May Joseph's Nomadic Identities: The Performance of Citizenship: Reflections on the Regenerative and Performative Nature of Cultural and Artistic Embodiment in Diaspora. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff, Arizona.
2002 Fashioning Identity and Overcoming Illusions of Cultural and Religious Singularity at the 2002 Gnawa World Music Festival. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff, Arizona.
2002 Global Concerns and Sacred Musics in a 21st Century Moroccan Music Festival. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff, Arizona.
2001 The 2002 Fez Festival of World Sacred Music: An Annual Festival in Morocco Embodies and Reflects Sufi Traditions and Spirit. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. Flagstaff, AZ.
2000. An Exploration of the Relationships between Music and Nonordinary States of Consciousness and the Function of Music in Holotropic Breathwork. Kolner Studien Zur Musik in Erziehung und Therapie. Band 4: Music as a Human Resourse: Drafts and Developments. Laufer, Chesky and Ellis, Eds. Verlag Christoph Dohr: Koln, Germany.
1998 Sound as Spirit: A Survey of Music in Religion and Ritual. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. 14/1. Flagstaff, Arizona.
1997 Achieving Global Transformation and World Peace through the Healing Potential of Breath and Music. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. 13/1. Flagstaff, Arizona.
1996 A Philosophy of Multicultural Consciousness in Education and the Transitional Experience. The International Journal of Humanities and Peace. 3/1. Flagstaff, Arizona.
1995 Cultural Metaphor and Music: An Account of a Syncretic Bicultural Teaching Experience. American Music Research Center Journal. College of Music, University of Colorado, Boulder, Vol. 5.