Ph.D., McIntire Department of Music. University of Virginia, 2017.
Dissertation: “‘Rap on the Radio: Making Hip Hop into Hit Pop, 1986-1994.”
B.A., Music and Mathematics (with Honors). Macalester College, 2008.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING FIELDS
Popular Music, Media Studies, Music and Race, Music History, Radio Industry, Music Analysis, American Music, Piano, Choral Conducting.
2018-present. Assistant Professor of Music, Amherst College, Amherst MA.
2017-2018. Visiting Assistant Professor of American Music, Amherst College, Amherst, MA.
“‘Check Out the Hook While My DJ Revolves It’: How the Music Industry Made Rap into Pop in the Late 1980s.” In The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Music Studies, edited by Jason Lee Oakes and Justin D. Burton. Oxford University Press, 2018.
“Commentary on Crossing Over: Musical Perceptions Within Black Adolescent Culture." Journal of Popular Music Studies, 2018.