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2013-2014 Members
Kelley Anderson Cedric Dent Paul Fischer Michael Fleming Jen Gunderman
Doug Howard Mark Allen Jackson Will Leggett Amy Macy Kris McCusker
Rachel Morris Bruce Nemerov Martha Norkunis Stephen Shearon  
Paul Fischer, Professor of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University.

Paul D. Fischer joined the MTSU faculty in 1996. He is now a Professor in the Department of Recording Industry. He combines academic credentials with music industry experience having worked in record retail, run his own mobile deejay business, produced on-campus events, worked in concert promotion and production, and run the box office of a ten thousand seat arena. Dr. Fischer's research interests include monitoring challenges to popular music as expression, examination of the roots and evolution of American popular musics, and exploring the origin and development of recording technologies and the careers of the inventors. He served as President of The International Association for the Study of Popular Music's United States branch (IASPM-US) from 2000 to 2002. His work has appeared in The Journal Of Popular Music Studies, The Journal of American Folklore, Left History, The MEIEA Journal, the Encyclopedia Of The First Amendment, The Grove Dictionary of American Music and several textbooks.

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