Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Kevin Schwandt has taught in a wide range of areas at wide range of levels. His formal training includes a PhD in Musicology and a Masters of Music in Composition. He has taught music, history, cultural studies, writing, and teaching for 16 years. At Walden, Kevin teaches for the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, in the Higher Education Administration and Leadership program. Kevin's research interests include identity formation and the negotiation of trauma, particularly in the realms of American popular culture and politics, focusing on gender, sexuality, race, and socioeconomics. He also has a strong focus on adult learning and has taught writing to doctoral students for 10 years. He is a member of the American Copy Editors Society, the American Musicological Society, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, among other affiliations. In previous roles, Kevin developed a history curriculum for a private College of Music as part of a fundamental reworking of the college's academic programs.