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Dale D. Misenhelter

Dale D. Misenhelter

Professor, Music Education

Music Education

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-5746

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Dale Misenhelter is Professor and Coordinator of Music Education. He is active as a researcher in music teacher education, social and professional identity among teachers, and aesthetic response.  He is currently Editor of the Arkansas Music Educators Journal.

He has presented in a variety of academic venues, including the National Music Therapy Conference, American Orff Schulwerk Association National Conferences, the College Band Directors National Convention, the International Conference of World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, European Music Educators Conferences, the International Society for Music Education, the Society for Music Education in Ireland, the Narrative Inquiry in Music Education Conference, the European Association for Music in Schools, American Educational Researchers Association Conferences, and many state, regional, and national Music Educator (MENC/NAfME) Conferences. Research articles have been published in a variety of journals, among them The Journal of Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, Teaching Music, The Orff Echo, The Southern Journal of Music Education, The Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Cadenza: The Montana Music Educators Journal, and Segue: The Arkansas Music Educators Journal. 

Public school teaching experience includes elementary, middle and high school levels in Texas, Florida, Wyoming, and Missouri, with former higher education faculty positions in Alabama, North Carolina, and Montana.  He has completed two levels courses in Kodaly training, and holds three levels of Orff certification. Other interests include gardening and flyfishing; he lives in Fayetteville with his wife Sherri, a spoiled little dog, and a recently adopted, rather finicky black cat.

Ph.D., Florida State University