Séamus Pender

Séamus Pender

Senior Lecturer in the Humanities


EDUCATION

  • Massachusetts Certification in Fine Arts Directing, 1992, Boston, Massachusetts
  • M.Ed. in Creative Arts in Education, 1993, State College at Fitchburg, Massachusetts

COURSES TAUGHT

  • First Year Inquiry
  • Experiencing the Arts
  • Music in Our World
  • America’s Themes & Dreams
  • Rebirth to Revolution
  • American Experience
  • Twentieth Century
  • Reason and Romanticism
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Senior Liberal Arts Seminar
  • The American Soundscape
  • Curriculum and Field Experience in Education

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts
  • History and the Social Sciences

Areas of Concentration

  • History, Culture, Folklore, and Musicology
  • United States, Ireland, and the British Isles
  • Irish-American, African-American

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 1996: Scholarship Recipient, Vocal Jazz for the American Music Workshop, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • 1982: Distinguished Lecture Award, University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Maine

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Presenting/Performing Various presentations of musical performances and culture-and-heritage programs to schools, colleges, museums, libraries, and private venues in New England. 1985-Present