Michael Fanelli, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
(319) 273-2027
Office Location: 

SEC 653


B. M. 1968, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A. 1981, University of Missouri at Columbia
Ed.D. 2001, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests 

Historical & contemporary qualitative methods for studying human development
Applications of current neuroscience research in cognition to the learning setting
Vygotsky's & Brofenbrenner's theories applied to instructional pedagogy
Contemporary theories on classroom discipline and management
Outcome-based music and arts curriculum in closing the achievement gap in elementary and secondary schools
Effects of biomechanical/kinesthetic actions of string playing on child and adolescent neurological development
Teaching methods of Gestalt and Constructivist psychologist and musician Paul Rolland
Musicological research and applied double bass violin performance

Courses Taught 

Dynamics of Human Development
Current Approaches to Classroom Discipline
Exploring Teaching
Readings in Educational Psychology

Professional Affiliations 

American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
American Musicological Association
American String Teachers Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
International Association for Music and Medicine
International Society of Bassists
Kappa Delta Pi
Music Educators National Conference
Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research
Phi Delta Kappa
Phi Kappa Lambda
Suzuki Association of America