Rick Dammers (Ph.D., University of Illinois, M.MEd., University of Illinois, B.MEd., Northwestern University) is an Associate Professor of Music Education and Chairperson of the Music Department at Rowan University where he teaches courses in instrumental and technology-based music education. Prior to Rowan, he was a music teacher (band and technology) and the Fine Arts Facilitator in the Ladue School District in suburban St. Louis.
Rick’s research interests include technology-based music instruction and comprehensive musicianship. He has published articles in the Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Gifted Child Today, the Journal of Technology and Music Learning, and TEMPO. He has presented at several state, national, and international conferences including NJMEA, the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME), the MidWest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction. He was recognized at the TI:ME 2010 Teacher of the Year. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Beta Mu, and is an honorary Friend of the Arts member of Sigma Alpha Iota. Rick lives in Glassboro, NJ with his wife Becky, their daughters Abby and Emily.