Donna Hewitt

  • Assistant Professor
  • Music Department
  • Ph.D., University of Miami, 2017
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Donna Hewitt
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Education. Thirteen years of public school teaching experience and a wealth of skills, knowledge, and expertise. As a graduate student, taught classes such as Elementary General Music Methods and Folk and Modern Classroom Techniques. Professional experiences include assisting with field placements as well as the supervision of student teachers and the collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Hewitt has a publication on informal music learning in press with Music Educators Journal and has given presentations both nationally and internationally. In the summer of 2016, she presented a qualitative case study on a popular music curriculum at the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow, Scotland. Her dissertation was on the impact of professional development in popular music education on a music teacher’s values. Additional research interests include curriculum, well-being, and culturally responsive teaching. She received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education from Rowan University (NJ).

Teaching Awards

2020: This is the culminating certificate that results in taking four courses (about 50 hours total) in 1) Inclusive Learning Environment, 2) Student-Centered Course Design, 3) Inspiring Inquiry and Promoting Lifelong Learning and, 4) Promoting Active Learning Online, Certificate in Effective College Instruction, ACUE (Association of College and University Educators)
EDU 425 - Residency (Student Teaching)
MUSE 203 - Intro to Music Technology
MUSE 300 - Music Teaching & Learning
MUSE 302 - Music in Childhood
MUSE 303 - Interdisciplinary Teach/Learng
MUSE 405 - Princ/Techniq Music Teach/Lrng
MUSI 100 - Appreciation of World Music
MUSI 332 - World Music
MUSI 489 - Music Senior Seminar
MUSI 499 - Independent Study:
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