Steven K. Hedden
Steven K. Hedden is Professor Emeritus in the School of Music at the University of Kansas. Earlier he learned three degrees from KU: B.M.E., 1964; M.M.E., 1969; and Ph.D., 1971. He began his career in higher education in 1971 at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He taught from 1972 to 1987 at the University of Iowa, including six years as chair of music education, then moved to the University of Arizona as professor and chair of music education. At Arizona he began working full-time in administration as an associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Fine Arts. He later became Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University (2002-2003), before his appointment as Dean of the School of Fine Arts at KU (2003 – 2008). He returned to the faculty in 2008 until his retirement in 2013. Hedden has been widely published, including more than 50 articles in professional journals, and he has shared his research through more than 50 presentations at international, national, state and local conferences and workshops.
Preparing Music Educators for 2001