Heather A Russell, Ph.D.
 Title: Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Music Education
 Dept: Music
 Office: MU 349
 Phone: 216-687-5099
 Email: H.A.RUSSELL@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 349, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
preservice teacher development, movement development, creative movement, folk dance
 
Education:
Ph.D., Music Education, Temple University, 2011
M.Ed., Multicultural Education/Elementary, Eastern University, 1995
B.S., Music Education, Hartwick College, 1991
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Russell specializes in Elementary and Middle School General Music and Chorus, and she presents frequently on teaching folk dance and integrating music and movement across the curriculum. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk (Level 1) from West Chester University, and in Music Learning Theory (Elementary) from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning. She is endorsed by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation as a teacher trainer in Education Through Movement, a teaching approach developed by Phyllis Weikart.

Prior to joining the faculty at CSU, Dr. Russell was the Coordinator of Music Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She was also an adjunct faculty member at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Mansfield University. She taught general, choral, and instrumental music in New York State and Pennsylvania public and private schools for 17 years, primarily at the pre-Kindergarten through middle school levels. She also taught early childhood music at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at Temple University.

Dr. Russell┬┐s research interests include teacher education, professional development for in-service music teachers, reflective practice, movement and music, and issues of equity and social justice in music education. She has presented research at conferences of the American Educational Research Association, the Pennsylvania Music Educators┬┐ Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Society for Music Teacher Education, and has co-authored an article in the International Journal of Music Education.
 
Creative and Activities:
Artistic Director, Windsong--Cleveland's Feminist Chorus, 2015-Present
 
Professional Affiliations:
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Society for Music Teacher Education

Ohio Music Educators Association

American Educational Research Association

Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity
 
University Service:
CLASS Academic Standards Committee
Music Department Curriculum Committee
Music Faculty Search Committees
 
Professional Service:
Editorial Board, "Contributions" (Research Journal of the Ohio Music Educators Association)