Profiles in "Popular Music" Expertise Area

  • Shellans is a professional performer and music educator. He has taught 15 different courses to more than 100,000 students at ASU since 1985.
  • Nilanjana Bhattacharjya's research focuses on popular music, film, and visual culture from South Asia and its diasporic communities.
  • Ward's research explores the intersection of Black cultural production, culture industries and urban placemaking efforts to advance arts practice and foster inclusive community development.
  • Libman is a Chicago-born jazz guitarist.
  • Rulon-Maxwell had been teaching and performing professionally in the Valley since relocating to Arizona in 2005.
  • Campbell is a graduate of Amherst College and Peabody Conservatory, Professor Emeritus at Western Illinois University, and the author of Popular Music in America and Rock and Roll: An Introduction. He lives in Rhode Island.
  • Christi Jay Wells is a musicologist and interdisciplinary scholar in the fields of jazz history, popular music studies, dance studies, and arts & cultural policy.
  • Ms. Crawl manages the ASU/NASA Space Grant program in the School of Earth and Space Exploration.