Heather A Russell, Ph.D.
 Title: Chair & Assoc Professor
Director of School of Music, Coordinator of Music Education
 Dept: Music
 Office: MU 335
 Phone: 216-687-5099
 Email: H.A.RUSSELL@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 335, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
preservice teacher development, movement development, creative movement, folk dance
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 (PA), 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.

She has authored an article on mentor teachers working with higher education institutions, co-authored three articles about music teacher educator development, co-authored two book chapters about movement, differentiated instruction, and assessment, and authored two teacher education columns and a feature article in Triad, the official publication of the Ohio Music Education Association. She also contributed a lesson/activity plan to Music Play 2, and early childhood music teaching resource book.

Dr. Russell is on the editorial board of Ohio's music education research journal, "Contributions to Music Education," and serves as the Teacher Education editor for Triad (Ohio Music Education Association).
Creative and Activities:
Artistic Director, Windsong--Cleveland's Feminist Chorus, 2015-Present
Teaching Areas:
Movement development and using movement as a tool to teach any subject.
Elementary General Music teaching methods and materials.
Academic writing.
Curriculum and assessment in music education.
Musical development.
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 (Member 2016-2017, Chair 2017-2020)
Music Department Curriculum Committee (Member 2013-2015, Chair 2018-2020)
Music Faculty Search Committees (Member 2013-14 & 2016-17, Chair 2018)
Professional Service:
Editorial Board, "Contributions" (Research Journal of the Ohio Music Educators Association)
Editorial Board, Teacher Education Specialist, "Triad" (Journal of the Ohio Music Education Association)