Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
Associate Professor, Department of Performing Arts Technology
Ph.D. (2002) McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
M.Mus. (1997) McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
B.A.Mus. (1994) St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
As a faculty member at the University of Michigan since 2003, I teach courses in sound recording, technical ear training, and musical acoustics and have diverse experience as a recording engineer. My research is concerned with technical ear training and critical listening and the development of audio processing tools for multichannel audio with applications in music and film sound recording.
I completed a master's degree in Sound Recording at McGill University in 1997 studying with Wieslaw Woszczyk, George Massenburg, and Steven Epstein. I continued my graduate studies at McGill, completing a Ph.D. in 2002. My doctoral advisors were Wieslaw Woszczyk and Daniel Levitin.
I have presented my research at conferences - primarily Audio Engineering Society (AES) conventions and conferences - in Europe, Canada, and the United States. I was elected to serve as a Governor of the AES from 2013 to 2015, and AES Vice President, Central Region (USA/Canada) from 2015 to 2017. Serving as Chair of the Audio Engineering Society Education Committee from 2004 to 2008, I was actively involved in the organization of student and education events at AES conventions. I am the founder of the University of Michigan AES Student Section, serving as its faculty advisor since 2003.
I am a member of the following professional organizations:
Audio Engineering Society, www.aes.org
Acoustical Society of America, asa.aip.org
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, www.grammy.org/recording-academy
Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production, www.artofrecordproduction.com/
International Computer Music Association, www.computermusic.org
College Music Society, www.music.org
Society for Music Perception & Cognition, www.musicperception.org