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Press Release: Three Noted Scholars Join Graduate Center Faculty

Three noted scholars have been appointed to the faculty of The Graduate Center, City University of New York, effective in September. They include Norman Carey, an accomplished pianist and music theorist (associate professor of Music); Stacy J. Lee, an expert on the educational experiences of Asian American youth (professor of Urban Education); and Brett A. Martin, a clinical audiologist and researcher (associate professor in Speech and Hearing Sciences).

Professor Carey will serve as the deputy executive officer and director of the Doctor of Musical Arts performance program. His work combines performance and scholarship. As a pianist, he made his debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and also has given solo performances at Merkin Concert Hall, among other venues. He has performed with major chamber groups and ensembles in New York and elsewhere and served as president of the Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival. He was on-screen pianist in Woody Allen's film Radio Days and performed on the soundtrack to Sidney Lumet's The Verdict. Carey earned a B.M. in 1972 and an M.M. in piano performance in 1974 from the Manhattan School of Music. He received his Ph.D. in music theory from the Eastman School of Music, where he was on the faculty prior to coming to the Graduate Center. His scholarship has focused primarily on scale theory, the investigation of the structural properties of familiar and unfamiliar scales. Recently, he has turned his attention to Schenkerian theory, an approach to tonal musical analysis that systematically investigates the hierarchic structures formed by lines and chords. He is an editorial board member of Music Theory Online and the Journal of Mathematical Music Theory.

Professor Lee is an educational anthropologist whose research focuses on identity formation among Asian American students, including the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender and class. She is the author of Up Against Whiteness: Race, School, and Immigrant Youth (Teachers College Press, 2005), which looks at the role that education plays in shaping immigrant students' identities. Her previous book, Unraveling the Model-Minority Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth (Teachers College Press, 1996) C which won the National Association of Multicultural Education's Book Award C examines the power structures of American society and the ways in which they work to disadvantage Asian-American students. More specifically, she is an expert on the education and socialization of the Hmong, a Southeast Asian ethnic group that has traditionally been misunderstood and underserved by American educators. She is an active member of the American Educational Research Association and recently chaired their special interest group on research and education of Asian and Pacific Americans. She comes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Educational Policy Studies, where she taught for more than a decade. She received her Ph.D. in the anthropology of education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.

Professor Martin's research focuses on electrophysiological indices of auditory perceptual processing in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals. A prolific researcher, she has received nearly $1 million in grant funding, including some $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health, for her work examining the speech perception capacity of children with hearing loss. She also has presented at many national and international conferences and has reviewed grant applications for the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Martin has published extensively in a number of well-regarded journals in her field, including Ear and Hearing and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and has received a number of awards for her publications. She previously taught at Montclair State University and received her Ph.D. in speech and hearing sciences from The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: SEP 1, 2006

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