Passionate about making music, music education, and research
A little about me:
Jeff completed his Bachelors in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Kentucky in 2009. He then went on to Ohio University to earn his Masters degrees in Music Performance and Brass Pedagogy in 2012. He completed a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 2015, and finished his D.M.A. in Music Performance in 2016. While attending UMKC, he also completed a two-year professional certificate program, Preparing Future Faculty. This program prepares future professors and educators with the knowledge of best-practice teaching techniques. He would use this training to become a UMKC Certified Online Instructor. Jeff has presented masterclasses and clinics across the country and abroad including several regional ITEC conferences with the topic “Effective Practice Methods and Why They Work.” He also took this research and used it in his capacity serving as graduate assistant in the Academic Coaching office at UMKC. He would present this research at the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) National conference held in Winnipeg in the summer of 2016. Jeff is currently a research specialist in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. In this position he works with faculty to design research studies and disseminate their findings through presentations and published papers. Previously, he worked in the Indiana University School of Medicine, the largest medical school the country, as an Assessment and Evaluation Specialist. He was also an associate faculty member in the Department of Music and Arts Technology where he taught applied lessons and music theory. He is an active clinician and performer with the professional tuba-euphonium quartet, the Four Horsemen. This group was selected to perform at the Texas Music Education Association 2019 conference.