Associate Professor of Music Education and Associate Director and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs
Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs in Music
Kevin W. Gerrity, Associate Professor of Music Education, joined the
faculty of Ball State University in the Fall of 2007. Prior to his
appointment at Ball State, he spent thirteen years teaching instrumental
and general music in the State of Ohio. Dr. Gerrity holds a Bachelor of
Music Education degree from Otterbein College and Master of Arts and
Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Ohio State University.
Gerrity's primary teaching responsibilities include secondary general
music methods, introduction to music education, courses in basic
musicianship, graduate research methods, and music teaching and
learning. His research interests include teacher preparation, the impact
of policy on music education, the integration of music and reading
instruction, and issues related to adolescence and the teaching of
secondary general music.
Dr. Gerrity is a member and/or affiliated with
the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), the Society for
Research in Music Education (SRME), the Society for Music Teacher
Education (SMTE), Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA), The
College Music Society (CMS), and both The American Educational Research
Association (AERA) and its Mid-Western regional affiliate (MWERA).
addition to being a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national
conferences, Dr. Gerrity has published articles in the Journal of
Research in Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in
Music Education, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education,
Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, scholarlypartnershipsedu,
The Indiana Musicator, and multiple editions of Rachel Billmeyer's
Strategic Reading in the Content Areas: Practical Applications for
Creating a Thinking Environment.
For additional information, please
visit Dr. Gerrity's personal website: http://kwgerrity.weebly.com