Professor of Music

Office Phone: 423.775.7289
Box: 7816

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Academic Degrees

  • D.M.A. Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.M. Music History and Literature, Mankato State University
  • B.S. Music Education, Bob Jones University

Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • Classical Music Critic for the Chattanooga Times Free press, 2007-present.
  • “Hymnology” entry: Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, 2010.
  • “John Newton: Beyond ‘Amazing Grace’,” Minds and Hearts in Praise of God: Hymns and Essays in Church Music in Honor of Hugh McElrath, 2006
  • Dozen+ articles for Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music, 2005
  • Articles on Gospel hymn writers for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed., 2000.
  • “William Bradbury,” “Fannie Crosby,” “George F. Root,” “George Webb.” Signed articles forAmerican Dictionary of Biography, 1999.
  • “United States Hymnody from the Civil War through the Twentieth Century.” The New Century Hymnal Companion, 1998.

Topics of Expertise

  • Church music: hymnody and congregational song
  • Music history: American music, European music, classical traditions
  • Music of 19th and 20th century revivalism
  • Music of the Scopes Trial