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Music Therapy Program 

 SRU MT Faculty Research Interests 



Faculty Research Interests

Susan Hadley, Ph.D., MT-BC, has researched and published in the field of qualitative music therapy, psychodynamic music thearpy, feminist music therapy, and critical race theory in numerous books and peer-reviewed journal articles.  She is interested in narrative inquiry as it currently related to race and the therapeutic uses of rap music.

Nicole Hahna, Ph.D., MT-BC, FAMI has researched the effects of music therapy with survivors of domestic violence as well as the use of feminist pedagogy in music therapy education.  She is interested in phenomenological research that explores issues of empowerment and pedagogy.

The SRU MT Faculty are completing grant-funded faculty-student research on Music Therapy & Technology. Presentations of the preliminary findings of this study have occurred at the American Music Therapy Association as well as at Slippery Rock University.

The SRU Music Therapy Faculty have researched, presented, and published on a vareity of issues including:

  • Empowerment
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Qualitative Research
  • Pedagogy
  • Race Theory
  • Issues of Diversity
  • Domestic Violence