Wendy K. Matthews is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Wayne State University. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in educational psychology from George Mason University. Prior to joining the faculty at Wayne, Dr. Matthews led the music department at Northern Virginia Community College and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, and George Mason University. Her research on motivation and music learning has been presented at national and international conferences. She has published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, and The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment.