SMTE Leadership

SMTE Executive Board

2018-2020 Officers

Office – Chair
Current Officer – Linda Thornton
Affiliation – Pennsylvania State University
Contact – chair@smte.us

Office – Chair-elect
Current Officer – David Rickels
Affiliation – University of Colorado Boulder
Contact- David.Rickels@colorado.edu

Office – Immediate Past Chair
Current Officer – Constance McKoy
Affiliation – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Contact – clmckoy@uncg.edu

Office – Eastern Division Rep.
Current Officer – Kim Councill
AffiliationBucknell University
Contact – kim.councill@bucknell.edu

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Office – North Central Division Rep.
Current Officer – Nathan
Affiliation – Case Western
Contact – nathan.kruse@case.edu

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Office – Northwestern Division Rep.
Current Officer – Crystal Sieger
Affiliation – University of Wyoming
Contact- csieger@uwyo.edu

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Office – Southern Division Rep.
Current Officer – Jennifer Stewart Walter
Affiliation – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Contact – jlstewa7@uncg.edu

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Office – Southwestern Division Rep.
Current Officer – Sean Powell
Affiliation – University of North Texas
Contact – sean.powell@unt.edu

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Office – Western Division Rep.
Current Officer – Brittany May
Affiliation – Brigham Young University
Contact – brittany_may@byu.edu

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Office – Symposium Chair
Current Officer – Brett Nolker
Affiliation – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Contact- symposium@smte.us

Office – ASPA Coordinator
Current Officer – Tami Draves
Affiliation – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Contact – tjdraves@uncg.edu

Office – Communications Chair
Current Officer – Jay Dorfman
Affiliation – Kent State University
Contact – admin@smte.us

Office – Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE) Editor
Current Officer – James Austin
Affiliation – University of Colorado Boulder
Contact – james.austin@colorado.edu

Office – NAfME National Executive Board (NEB) Liaison
Current Officer – Denese Odegaard
Affiliation – Immediate Past-President of NAfME
Contact- denese@cableone.net

Office – College Music Society (CMS) Music Education Liaison
Current Officer – Amanda Soto
Affiliation – Texas State University
Contact – asoto@txstate.edu

Office – Music Teacher Education SRIG Chair
Current Officer – Lori Gray
Affiliation – Boise State University
Contact – lorigray@boisestate.e

Journal of Music Teacher Education Editorial Committee

Editor:  James Austin, University of Colorado Boulder (james.austin@colorado.edu)

Joseph Abramo – University of Connecticut

Christopher Baumgartner – University of Oklahoma

Margaret Berg – University of Colorado at Boulder

Vanessa Bond – The Hartt School, University of Hartford

Warren Haston – The Hartt School, University of Hartford

Daniel Hellman – Missouri State University

Nate Kruse – Case Western Reserve University

Elizabeth Parker – Temple University

Sean Powell – University of North Texas

Karen Salvador – Michigan State University

Eastern

Division Chair: Kim Councill, Bucknell University

State – Connecticut
State Chair – Joseph Abramo
Institution – University of Connecticut

State – Delaware
State Chair – Mark Adams
Institution – University of Delaware

State – District of Columbia
State Chair – Sharon Battersby
Institution – Catholic University

State – European Union
State Chair – Andy Lesko
Institution – EMEA

State – Maine
State Chair – Philip Edelman
Institution – University of Maine

State – Maryland
State Chair – Stephanie Prichard
Institution – University of Maryland

State – Massachusetts
State Chair – Sandra Doneski
Institution – Gordon College

State – New Hampshire
State Chair – Mark De Turk
Institution – University of New Hampshire

State -New Jersey
State Chair – vacant

State – New York
State Chair – Mark Filsinger
Institution – SUNY Buffalo State

State – Pennsylvania 
State Chairvacant

State – Rhode Island
State Chair – vacant

State – Vermont
State Chair – Patricia Riley
Institution – University of Vermont

North Central

Division Chair: Nathan Kruse, Case Western Reserve University

State – Illinois
State Chair – Jacqueline Kelly-McHale
Institution – DePaul University

State – Indiana
State Chair – Caroline Jetton
Institution – DePauw University

State – Iowa
State Chair – Nicki Toliver
Institution – Wartburg College

State – Michigan
State Chair – Lauri Hogle
Institution – Oakland University

State – Minnesota
State Chair – David Edmund
Institution – University of Minnesota Duluth

State – Nebraska
State Chair – David Bohnert
Institution – Wayne State College

State – North Dakota
State Chair – Laura Zamzow Lynch
Institution – University of Jamestown

State – Ohio
State Chair – Linda Hartley
Institution – University of Dayton

State – South Dakota
State Chair – Wendy van Ghent
Institution – Northern State University

State – Wisconsin
State Chair – Sheila Feay-Shaw
Institution – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

northwestern

Division Chair: Crystal Sieger, University of Wyoming

State – Alaska
State Chair – vacant

State – Idaho
State Chair – Lori Gray
Institution – Boise State University

State – Montana
State Chair – Kristin Harney
Institution – Montana State University

State – Oregon
State Chair – Sandra Babb
Institution – Oregon State University

State – Washington
State Chair – Bret Smith
Institution – Central Washington University

State – Wyoming
State Chair – Crystal Sieger
Institution – University of Wyoming

Southern

Division Chair: Jennifer Stewart Walter, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

State – Alabama
State Chair – Ted Hoffman
Institution – Montevallo University

State – Florida
State Chair – Kenneth Phillips
Institution – Palm Beach Atlantic University

State – Georgia
State Chair – vacant

State – Kentucky
State Chair – vacant

State -Louisiana
State Chair – Ed McClellan
Institution – Loyola University New Orleans

State – Mississippi
State Chair – Ashley Allen
Institution – University of Southern Mississippi

State – North Carolina
State Chair – José Rivera
Institution – University of North Carolina Pembroke

State – South Carolina
State Chair – Susie Lalama
Institution – Converse College

State – Tennessee
State Chair – Jamila McWhirter
Institution – Middle Tennessee State University

State – Virginia
State Chair – Nancy Klein
Institution – Old Dominion University

State – West Virginia
State Chair – Jason Gossett
Institution – West Virginia University

Southwestern

Division Chair: Sean Powell, University of North Texas

State – Arkansas
State Chairvacant

State – Colorado
State Chair – Mark Montemayor
Institution – University of Northern Colorado

State – Kansas
State Chairs – Jacob Dakon, Selim Giray
Institutions – University of Kansas, Wichita State University

State – Missouri
State Chair – Daniel Hellman
Institution – Missouri State University

State – New Mexico
State Chair – Bruce Dalby
Institution – University of New Mexico

State – Oklahoma
State Chairs – Michael Raiber
Institutions – Oklahoma City University

State – Texas
State Chair – Sean Powell
Institution – University of North Texas

Western

Division Chair: Brittany May, Brigham Young University

State – Arizona
State Chair – Marg Schmidt
Institution – Arizona State University

State – California
State Chair – John Eros
Institution – California State University-East Bay

State – Hawaii
State Chair – Chet-Yeng Loong
Institution – University of Hawaii-Manoa

State – Nevada
State Chair – Eugenie Burkett
Institution – University of Nevada-Las Vegas

State – Utah
State Chair – Vincent Bates
Institution – Weber State University