Between teaching and mentoring students, our College of the Arts faculty continues its academic excellence in the pursuit of education, research and scholarship. Here’s a sampling of their scholarship writing and research from peer-reviewed journals to educational publications.
Kevin Hsieh, Associate Professor, Art Education
Professor Hsieh served as chief editor for a book published through the International Society of Education Through Arts (InSEA) titled “Teaching Chinese Arts & Culture: Content, Context and Pedagogy.” The book offers a teaching resource for art educators interested in teaching about Chinese arts and culture. Read more here.
Hoa Vo, Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Professor Vo collaborated with the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) to implement Augmented Reality (AR) in teaching Interior Design students building construction knowledge through a project titled "Augmented Reality: A Wood Joint Assignment." The results from this collaboration were featured in the 2022 collection of Innovative Teaching Ideas (ITI) by the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). Only 10 submissions are accepted and included in the collection each year. Inclusion recognizes authors as leaders in innovative teaching. Read more here.
Pam Longobardi, Regent’s Professor, Drawing and Painting
Professor Pam Longobardi debuts her new book, “Ocean Gleaning” (2022) published by Fall Line Press. The book proposes a collaboration between art, science, activism and like-minded groups that begins with the assumption that the ocean is a conscious entity that, in many different ways, from rising levels and temperatures to declining fish stocks to coral bleaching and finally to the deformed material plastic objects that float the world round, is attempting to communicate its declining state of being. Professor Longobardi has channeled her lifelong love of the ocean into an artistic practice that transforms the mountains of plastic debris that wash up on beaches around the world. For more than 15 years, she has utilized found ocean plastics as her primary source material, arranging hundreds of plastic pieces into meticulous wall-mounted artworks or turning them into monumental floor-based sculptures. She refers to this body of work as the “Drifters Project.” Read more here.
Kimberly Cleveland, Associate Professor, Art History
Professor Kimberly Cleveland contributed “Abdias Nascimento: Artistic Endeavors in the United States, 1968-1981.” In Abdias Nascimento: A Panamefrican Artist (February 25 – June 5, 2022), 90-106. Edited by Amanda Carneiro and Adriano Pedrosa. São Paulo: Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, 2022.
Professor Cleveland also wrote and presented “Rubem Valentim: Early Afrofuturist Expression.” Results from the October 2021 Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo/Getty Foundation Curatorial Processes: Critical Curatorship and Decolonial Studies in Visual Arts - African Diasporas in the Americas Program. Read more and watch Dr. Cleveland’s presentation here.
Martin Norgaard, Associate Professor, Music Education
Professor Norgaard serves as the first author of “Patterns in Music: How Linguistic Corpus Analysis Tools Can be Used to Illuminate Center Aspects of Jazz Improvisation” in the Jazz Education in Research and Practice, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2022 (Indiana University Press). Professor Norgaard collaborated with corpus linguist Ute Römer about using a linguistic tool to analyze jazz solos. The linguistic tool is free and allows students in the jazz program to use this method to find patterns in solos. Read more here.
Patrick K. Freer, Professor, Music Education
“Singing and Adolescent Males: An Updated Look at “What Do We Know Now?” Choral Journal (November 2022). This research article updates guidance and pedagogical implications for teachers working with adolescent males during the voice change. The article draws on scientific & medical research since the last major update in 2012. It includes information addressing issues with students emerging genders and for those receiving hormone therapies that affect vocal development.
“Conference Report: The 2022 Symposium on Research in Choral Singing.” Choral Journal, 63(1), 69-70 (2022) This is a report of the 2022 International Symposium for Research in Choral Singing, sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association and co-hosted by Georgia State University and Pennsylvania State University. The symposium included 71 scholars representing 47 universities in 8 countries.
“Vocal Health During the Voice Change: Recollections and Recommendations of Collegiate Male Choral Singers” in the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, 10, 181-196 (2022). This article is a report on research conducted with university tenor-bass choirs in Ecuador and the United States. It was published in a journal issue focused on vocal health. One finding of the study was that 86% of the participants, unprompted, recommended that choral teachers of adolescent males offer instruction specific to vocal health and singing during the voice change. Read more here.
“Anpassung des Chorrepertoires für Jungen im Stimmwechsel [Choral repertoire modifications for boys with changing voices]” In H. Schaumberger (Ed.), Practice - Singing with Young People (pp. 23-43) (2022) Münster, Germany: LIT Verlag. This book chapter, in German, addresses how to alter printed choral repertoire to accommodate male adolescents as vocal development progresses through the six stages of change. Resources are drawn from the field's foundational literature, with new implications for practice and performance. Issues of ethical, fair use and copyright are addressed. Read more here.
The following chapter was collaboratively written by Michelle Amosu Thomas, Michelle Mercier-De Shon (Georgia State Music Education Instructor), Patrick K. Freer, and Luiz Barcellos. Research support was provided by other doctoral students including Tom FitzStephens ('22), Ira Jenkins and Larry Robinson ('21).
“Sound Learning: The Pedagogical Pivots of Teaching Artists” In J. Lewis & A. Maas (Eds.), Music Education on the Verge: Stories of Pandemic Teaching and Transformative Change (pp. 67-85) (2022) Lexington Press. This book chapter reports the findings of an extensive research study by a team of Georgia State University faculty and doctoral students. The authors collaborated on a grant-funded research project documenting the shift to virtual instruction in one of the School of Music's partner schools at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ethan Tussey, Interim Director and Associate Professor, Film & Media
Professor Tussey’s article “Action on the Game”: Sports Gambling as Fan Identity and Transactional Participation in the Journal Television & New Media (July 31, 2022) examines sports gambling and fandom. This article describes Fox Sports’ depiction of sports gambling following the Supreme Court decision legalizing this activity at the federal level. The gambling personas offered by Fox Sports programming are particularly worthy of analysis, given efforts by media networks and sports leagues to rehabilitate the image of the gambler. Read more here.
Seth Wilder, Ph.D. Candidate, Moving Image Studies
The doctoral candidate’s article “A Baadasssss Song: The Wah Pedal, Porn Music and the Blaxploitation Sonotope” is published in the journal Porn Studies (July 28, 2022). As stated in the abstract, in the 1990s, a shorthand for hardcore pornography proliferated in American popular discourse. This sonic signifier tends to be spoken or written as ‘bow-chicka-bow-wow’. The phrase’s likely source is the wah pedal. That wah-influenced phrase persists as a porn descriptor due to the intersection of the introduction of hardcore pornographic films and the roughly contemporaneous arrival of Blaxploitation in urban grindhouses. Read more here.
Wilder’s research article “An aesthetic of (re)appropriation: Remediating practices as history and identity in LA Rebellion film and hip hop sampling: was recently published in Volume 2, Issue 1 of the Journal Global Hip Hop Studies. From the abstract, the article examines remediation practices as forms of Black creativity in films associated with the ‘LA Rebellion’ and in hip hop from its first two decades. This article was first drafted as a final paper for Dr. Alessandra Raengo's "Theories of Black Filmmaking" seminar in Fall 2017. Subsequent revisions were inspired in part by feedback offered by Dr. Raengo and resulted in the published text. Read more here.