Email: szczepbm@whitman.edu








After teaching at a wide variety of colleges and universities for sixteen years, I am seeking a position in higher education administration. I am dedicated to inclusive, accessible higher education, and I am well prepared to contribute in areas such as diversity and inclusion, financial aid, community outreach, international student services, and academic advising. 

I have extensive research and writing experience, focused particularly on music and religion in the People's Republic of China. My book, entitled The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan’s Buddhist Monasteries: Social and Ritual Contexts, was published by Ashgate in March of 2012. In the book, I examine how Wutaishan's monastic instrumental music has adapted to rapidly changing economic, political and social circumstances in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and how it continues to evolve to fulfill new political and economic functions in modern China. I have presented papers on topics related to Chinese Buddhist music at conferences in the US, Europe and China. These experiences have provided me with a global perspective, as well as excellent skills in public speaking, writing, editing, and critical thinking.







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