Jason Hanley oversees K-12 and adult education as well as public programming; and teaches regularly on-site and through distance learning. Jason helps to oversee K-12 curriculum development and online learning initiatives. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology with a sub-emphasis in Composition from Stony Brook University and has been at the Museum since 2004. He has taught courses in music history, electronic music, and popular music studies and has published on popular music, film music and music technology. Active in the music industry since 1988, Jason has performed on, composed for, and produced numerous recordings and has performed live with many bands.
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Stephanie Heriger manages on-site and online K-12 education and coordinates all professional development opportunities for educators interested in integrating rock and roll into their teaching. She also helps to develop and teach K-12 class offerings, and develops curriculum resources for both teachers and students. She holds an M.A. in Historical Musicology from the University of Michigan. Before coming to the Museum in 2009, Stephanie taught for the New Orleans’ Recovery School District as an elementary special education inclusion teacher. She has presented nationally on arts-integrated teaching practice and various popular music topics.
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John Goehrke manages all adult public programs at the Museum and the Library and Archives. John also teaches regularly – both on-site and through distance learning. He helps develop K-12 curriculum, teaching materials, and metrics to evaluate and forecast the Museum’s K-12 offerings. John manages the Museum’s K-12 distance learning program, while also helping to direct online learning initiatives for both teachers and students. He holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and has been at the Museum since 2005. John has presented on topics ranging from interactive videoconferencing to project-based learning at conferences across the country.
Kathryn Metz has worked at the Rock Hall since 2008 teaching K-12 students on-site and through distance learning. She also helps to coordinate teacher professional development and adult public programming. Kathryn oversees the development of printed K-12 educational materials, as well as online learning design. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published and presented internationally on various rock history and Latin American pop music topics. Kathryn also performs regularly around Cleveland in Trepanning Trio, Bossa Novela and Psychic Thrills.
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Mandy Smith teaches core subject areas through rock and roll to K-12 students on-site. She also books school groups for our Rockin' the Schools programs. Mandy is currently completing her Ph.D. in musicology from Case Western Reserve University where she is writing her dissertation on drumming in popular music. Mandy is the recipient of the David Sanjek Memorial Graduate Student Prize at the US branch national meeting for the International Association of the Study of Popular Music (2015). Mandy received her master’s degree in musicology from California State University, Long Beach.
Kristopher “KC” Malone assists in coordinating logistical aspects for all educational programs and he is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Education Department under the supervision of the Director of Education. He provides support for Education department events and coordinates, artist/speaker travel itineraries for Museum and Library & Archives programs. Before coming to the Museum in 2015, Kristopher was a Radio DJ at the College of William and Mary where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.