Brian Schriner, Dean of College of Architecture + The Arts, has appointed Bruce Allen Carter as a Dean’s Distinguished Fellow for 2014-15.
Bruce Allen Carter is an arts educator and researcher, whose work focuses on issues of creativity and the intersections of social justice and arts participation. His research has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education,Journal of Research in Music Education, and Music Educators Journal, in addition to numerous invited chapters by Oxford Press. Recently, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Education designated the Bruce Carter Qualitative Research Center as a place for graduate students to pursue meaningful qualitative research agendas. Carter received a B.M. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Northwestern University. In 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to serve a six year position as Council Member on the National Council on the Arts.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in the dynamic work occurring at FIU, specifically CARTA. I hope to engage faculty, students, and community members in ways that foster interdisciplinary approaches to artistic process and research. I am enamored with the vision of FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios and the way it seeks to utilize community engagement, and expertise afforded by its facilities and location to be at the forefront of teaching, research, and service in art, design, performance, and communication. I hope to spotlight the amazing faculty at FIU and add my voice to a vision that is forward thinking and beneficial to Miami.
During his nine month appointment, he will produce an online publication consisting of a series of short essays , videos, and images that document multiple exchanges with the College of Architecture + The Arts. The publication will be included in new and current online courses. He will also conduct a series of lectures and panel discussions to be held both at the FIU School of Music and the Miami Beach Urban Studios throughout the academic year. The first panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:00pm in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Recital Hall and will cover the topic “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Creative Mind.”