Sang-Hie Lee and Jonathan McNaughtan

Sang-Hie Lee, Professor of Music at the University of South Florida, is versatile as performer, researcher, teacher, and administrator. She is the founder of Ars Nostra, an artistic concept that promotes music written by colleagues and contemporaries.  As scholar, Lee published cutting-edge research in hand biomechanics in skilled piano playing and instrumental musicians’ health intervention program in refereed research journals and conference proceedings.  She is the principal author of Scholarly Research for Musicians (Routledge Publishers, 2017), and the founding Editor of the College Music Society’s Cultural Expressions in Music Monographs Series.  Sang-Hie is the Director of USF-PAMA Southeast Regional Conference that addresses research and practice in performing arts medicine and draws multidisciplinary colleagues in the arts, health sciences, and STEM research fields nationally and internationally.  In conjunction with these efforts, she directs USF-PAMA-The Music Gallery 'Free to Play' Piano Pedagogy Symposium, which emphasizes efficient techniques that are also healthy and injury-preventive.  Dr. Lee’s academic credentials include BA in Piano Performance with honors from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, where she was the recipient of Korean National Merit Scholarship for four years; MM in Piano Performance from American Conservatory of Music, Chicago; EdD with specialization on Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Georgia, where she completed both DMA and EdD curricula; and PhD in Higher Education with concentration on Academic Affairs from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham Merit Fellow.

Jonathan McNaughtan is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University where his research covers two critical junctures of higher education. First, he is currently studying the tenure of college presidents and the role that organization fit and positive leadership practices play in the tenure and efficiency of these leaders. Further, he is seeking to provide more transparency and clarity into the presidential selection process. Second, over the past four years he has assisted in the creation of a unique dataset that tracks over one million community college students through the STEM curriculum and also includes key measures of success. Through this line of work he hopes to answer questions regarding the role of community colleges in the production of STEM professionals and provide insight on how community colleges can better support students in these fields. He completed a PhD and MA with a focus on institutional research at the University of Michigan where he worked with world-renowned education and business faculty, During his time at Michigan he served as a leadership consultant with aspiring corporate and educational leaders to identify and cultivate positive practices designed to expand the capacity of both their organization and employees. He also holds a Masters from Stanford University and a BS from Southern Utah University.

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