Professors Chad Jenkins
, Shaugn O’Donnell
, and Jonathan Pieslak
The faculty of the Popular Music Studies Track have published extensively on topics related to popular music, including journal articles in Music Theory Spectrum
, American Music, Popular Music
, The Journal of Musicological Research
, and book chapters in Perspectives on the Grateful Dead, Critical Writings
, The Beatles'
Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll
, “Speak to Me”: The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon
, All Graceful Instruments: The Contexts of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon
, and others.
All three members of the primary faculty are active players; Professors Jenkins and O’Donnell on electric guitar, and Professor Pieslak on electric bass.
Other teachers for courses in the popular music studies program include: Ray Gallon, Paul Kozel, Jon Perl, Sabina Pieslak, Suzanne Pittson, Antoni Piza, Joe Popp, Michael Whalen, Vaneese Thomas.