Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Punk and DIY)

Jessica A. Schwartz approaches research on musical representations and sonic histories of militarization and imperial violence through community-focused collaborations, movements, and creative dissent. Schwartz is the author of Radiation Sounds: Marshallese Music and Nuclear Silences (Duke University Press, 2021) and articles in American Quarterly, Music & Politics, Women & Musicthe Journal of American Music, Punk & Post-Punk, the Journal of Transnational American Studies, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice StudiesAmerasia, Shima, Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music, among others, which showcase her work on American studies, Pacific studies, environmental anthropology, and Indigenous studies. As a disability scholar, Schwartz interrogates institutional, intersectional ableism and workshops radical accessibility in and beyond the classroom in courses such as “DIY: Punk Organizing as Social Justice” and “Unsettling Pedagogies: Music & Education.” Schwartz’s hosts the Punkast Series (podcast), is the cofounder/Academic Advisor of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, an Arkansas-based non-profit, and plays in noise/punk bands.

Jessica Schwartz: Professor of Punk
On a sunny Tuesday morning, students shuffling into the Jan Popper Theater were handed a five-question quiz. One of the questions asked students to listen to a short clip of a
Lauren A. Spalding
Lecturer - Music Industry (Music and Activism, Artist Management)
Allison Wolfe
Lecturer - Music Industry (Music Journalism, Audio Storytelling)
Tiffany Naiman
Instructor - Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music), Director of Undergraduate Programs in Music Industry
Dawnyelle Addison
Manager - Music Industry Program
Adam Moseley
Lecturer - Music Industry (Studio Production)
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
Lee John
Lecturer in Music Industry (Rock/Pop Ensemble)
Mark Tramo
Adjunct Associate Professor - Neuroscience and Music Industry (Music, Mind, and Brain)
Monica Chieffo
Lecturer - Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Hans Fjellestad
Lecturer - Music Industry (Music Supervision)
Robert Beamer
Lecturer - Music Industry (Finance and Accounting)
Lauren Kop
Lecturer - Music Industry (Digital Production and Beat Design)
Natasha Pasternak
Lecturer - Music Industry (Songwriting, Touring, Songwriter’s Workshop)
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Music Documentary, Songwriters)
Dae Bogan
Lecturer - Music Industry (Entrepreneurship)
Kathryn Frazier
Lecturer - Music Industry
Stig Edgren
Lecturer - Music Industry
Tony Brancato
Guest Lecturer - Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Chyna Ellis
Assistant to the Chair - Music Industry Program
Don Franzen
Adjunct Professor - Music Industry (Music and Law, Forensic Musicology)
Robert Fink
Associate Dean for Academics, Professor - Music Industry, Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)
Catherine Gregory
Lecturer - Music, Music Industry (Artistic Citizenship and Community Engagement), Director of the Gluck Fellowship Program
Jeffery Jampol
Lecturer - Music Industry (Artist Management and Promotion)
David MacFadyen
Professor and Chair of Music Industry, Professor - Musicology and Comparative Literature
Bobby Borg
Lecturer - Music Industry (Industry Fundamentals)
Jason Feinberg
Lecturer - Music Industry (Digital Marketing and Promotion)
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Jonathan Beard
Lecturer - Music Industry (Electronic Music, Audio Engineering)
Amy Kathryn Kuney
Lecturer - Music Industry (Songwriting)
Judith Finell
Adjunct Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Forensic Musicology)
Justin Paul
Lecturer - Music Industry

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