Dr. Rebecca DeWan earned a Ph.D. in music education with a choral conducting cognate from Michigan State University. Specializing in trauma-informed and equity-centered education, she regularly collaborates with practicing teachers to connect research to the classroom. At conferences across the country, she has presented on topics such as trauma-informed practices, gender and identity in the music classroom, and contemporary a cappella. Her extensive time in the classroom informs her research and fuels her passion for preservice teacher preparation. Before beginning her doctoral work, Rebecca taught 5-12 choral/general music in Houlton for four years, and then she spent nine years at Noble High School as the 8-12 choral teacher.
Additionally, she taught K-2 general music in Falmouth, Maine. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Choral Conducting from the University of Southern Maine. She has conducted honors festivals in Maine and New Hampshire, and she was named the Maine ACDA 2018 Outstanding Choral Director of the Year. She is committed to building community through music.