Dammers

Dammers

Richard Dammers
Dean / Professor

Richard Dammers
College of Performing Arts

Contact Info
856-256-4551
Wilson Hall - Room 210

Biography

Rick Dammers is the Dean of the College of Performing Arts and Professor of Music Education at Rowan University.  Prior to becoming Dean, Rick served as Chair of the Music Department, and led the university-wide tenure and recontracting committee. During his time as chair, the music department grew in student enrollment,  faculty size, and external funding. He continues to teach courses in technology-based music education, as well as the Exploring Medicine through Musical Composition selective course at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University.  In addition to his duties as Dean, his research interests include comprehensive musicianship and technology in music education, and he co-facilitates the NAMM funded TI:ME Music Technology Leadership Academy, a national program for undergraduate and graduate music education students.
Before to teaching at Rowan, Rick was a music teacher (band and technology) and the Fine Arts Facilitator in the Ladue School District in suburban St. Louis for 13 years.  He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Northwestern University; and a Masters and PhD in Music Education from the University of Illinois.  He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Beta Mu, and is an honorary Friends of the Arts member of Sigma Alpha Iota.