Dr. Jo Clemmons is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Point Loma Nazarene University and also a classical singer and Associate Professor of Music. In 2007 she received her Ed.D. in College Teaching of Music from Teachers College, Columbia University. In her work, she has developed dozens of workshops and Faculty Learning Communities for her faculty and presented numerous times at national conferences including The College Music Society, the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, The IDEA Center and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Her areas of research include all types of pedagogies in Higher Ed from music and the arts to science and math. She also researches rapport between applied music teachers and their students, cognitive science’s implications on learning, and Team-Based Learning. Her publications include, “Creating Dynamic Learning through Student-Created Video Projects”; Currents in Teaching and Learning (in press), “Using IDEA to Plan, Model, and Evaluate Faculty Development”; IDEA Center invited blog post 2012; “The Importance of Being Earnest; Rapport in the Applied Studio”; College Music Symposium (Invited article, 2009) “Rapport and Motivation in the Applied Studio” Journal of Singing (2006).