Carol Ann Olszewski, PhD, MT-BC
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 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Music
 Office: MU 355
 Phone: 216-687-3667
 Email: C.A.OLSZEWSKI@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 355, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
competency, evaluation, instructor characteristics, music therapy, music perception, cochlear implants, electroacoustic, adult learning and development, faculty socialization, development and educational training of clinician professors, structure of the academy
 
Education:
Ph.D., Urban Education, Cleveland State University
M.A., Music Therapy, University of Iowa
B.M., Music Therapy/Horn Performance, University of Iowa
 
Brief Bio:
Carol A. Olszewski is a board certified music therapist and Assistant Professor of Music Therapy.  Professor Olszewski has worked as a clinical music therapist with a myriad of populations and as a research scientist.  

Dr. Olszewski has several areas of research interest including adult learning and development, faculty socialization, development and educational training of clinician professors, structure of the academy, competency-based evaluation, instructor characteristics on learner outcomes, undergraduate music therapy program equivalency, and neural processing of individual music elements through typical and atypical hearing mechanisms.  Her previous research experiences under the University of Iowa's Music Perception team, an NIH-funded project examining music perception through cochlear implants, has been published in journals such as Ear and Hearing, The Journal of Music Therapy, and Otology & Neurotology.  

Dr. Olszewski recently completed a Ph.D. in Urban Education with interest in Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education at Cleveland State University.  

She currently serves on the Continuing Education Committee for the Certification Board for Music Therapists and on the Academic Approval Committee for the American Music Therapy Association.
 
Research Interests:
competency-based evaluation, instructor characteristics on learner outcomes, undergraduate music therapy program equivalency, and neural processing of individual music elements through typical and atypical hearing mechanisms
 
Teaching Areas:
Psychology of Music; Introduction to Music Therapy
Medical and Hospice Music Therapy
Music Therapy in Psych and Rehab
Research in Music Therapy
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Music Therapy Association                                                                            
The Certification Board for Music Therapists                                                                    
Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association                                  
Association of Ohio Music Therapists
 
Professional Experience:
Music Therapist, Board Certified, 2002 - present
Research Scientist, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Iowa 2003-2006
Clinical Music Therapist, West Music (IA) & The Music Settlement (OH) & private practice (OH) - '02-'16
Adjunct Faculty, CSU - '13-'14
Visiting Assistant Professor, CSU - '14-'16
Assistant Professor, CSU - present
 
University Service:
CLASS Secretary                                                                                           August 2019-June 2020
Music Department Assessment Committee                                                   August 2017- PRESENT
       Chair                                                                                                  August 2017- PRESENT
CLASS Research Advisory Board                                                                    August 2018 - PRESENT
CSU Faculty advisor to Student Government Association                             August 2017- JUNE 2019
Music Department faculty co-advisor to                                                        August 2016 - PRESENT
     Cleveland State Student Music Therapists
Participate in GoBabyGo sensory Saturday w/ MT student                           October 2018
Music Department Faculty Search Committee ¿ Music Ed, assist. Lect       Summer 2018
Music Department Curriculum Committee                                                     August 2016 - August 2017
 
Professional Service:
Academic Approval Committee, American Music Therapy Association
Continuing Education Committee, Certification Board for Music Therapists  
Co-chair, American Music Therapy Association National Conference, 2016
CBMT Satisfaction Survey Committee
 
Research Grants:
Olszewski, C. A. & DeBoth, K. (submitted, 2019). Interprofessional piano keyboard intervention in preschoolers with neurodevelopmental disorders: A pilot study examining school readiness skills and nervous system responsivity.  NIH-R21-RFA-NS-10-009: $275,000.

Olszewski, C. A. (funded, 2019, in progress). Exploration of the clinical training of music therapy faculty members. Cleveland State University, FSA program: $5000.

DeBoth, K., & Olszewski, C. (June 2019). Interprofessional Piano Keyboard Intervention in Early Childhood Education. GRAMMY Museum Research Grant: $20,000. Not funded.

DeBoth, K., & Olszewski, C. (invited to revise and resubmit, 2018). Interprofessional Piano Keyboard Intervention in Early Childhood Education. GRAMMY Museum Research Grant: $20,000.

Olszewski, C. A. & Reinhart, L. (funded, completed September 2018). RAS expanded: Visual and tactile cueing with individuals with gait disorder. Cleveland State University, USRA program: $3500.