I believe that an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our democracy. Although this idea is not original to me, it is a central tenet to why I teach. My appreciation for the role of education in America is borne out of my own experience. I am the product of an excellent public school and university education. Unquestionably my quality of life has been shaped in large measure because of my strong education. I was instilled with the notion that an education is the most valuable asset a person can have and that it cannot be taken away from you. As a student of history, I note that the remarkable progress of African Americans in this country is due in large measure to the power of education. I was drawn to a career in teaching because I believe that education plays a key role in creating the nation and the world we seek.
EMORY TEACHING PEDAGOGY
Bearden & Music: A Conversation
Emory Jazz in Paris
The Nature of a Jazz Masterpiece
Spelman College Presents - Dwight Andrews - "What I Am Learning"
ADDITIONAL TEACHING DOCUMENTS
- Bebop and Beyond: Jazz Since 1945
- Black Music: Culture, Commerce, and the Racial Imagination
- Black Odyssey: Migration, Home and the African American Cultural Tradition
- Discovering Africa in the New World through Music
- Music of the Harlem Renaissance
- History of Jazz Music 215
- Music 222 Theory and Analysis, Post-Tonal Music and Techniques 2013
- Music 370 Spirituality and Jazz
- Music and Revolution in the 1960s