Reba Wissner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Music
Schwob School of Music
Education and CertificationsPhD, Musicology, Brandeis University, 2012
MFA, Musicology, Brandeis University, 2008
BA, Music and Italian, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 2005
BiographyReba Wissner is assistant professor of musicology at Columbus State University. She holds a BA in Music and Italian from Hunter College of the City University of New York, an MFA and PhD in musicology, from Brandeis University, a graduate certificate in higher education administration from Northeastern University, and a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from University of Wisconsin – Stout. She is the author of A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone (Pendragon Press, 2013), We Will Control All That You Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination (Pendragon Press, 2016), and Music and the Atomic Bomb on American Television, 1950-1969 (Peter Lang, 2020). With Katherine Reed, she co-edited Music in Twin Peaks: Listen to the Sounds (Routledge, 2021). Her monograph, David Lynch: Sonic Style is under contract with Routledge and will be released in late 2023 or early 2024.
She holds Levels 1, 2, and 3 Credentials in Universal Design for Learning from UDL-IRN. She has published on pedagogy in the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy, College Music Symposium, and several edited collections with a forthcoming article in Teaching History: A Journal of Methods. She was the 2022 recipient of Columbus State University’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award and named a Governor’s Teaching Fellow at the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia in 2022.