Member, Commission on Accreditation
Elected November 2017; term ends November 2020
Randi L’Hommedieu has been Director of the School of Music at Central Michigan University since 1999 and was Head of the Department of Music at Mississippi State University from 1993-1999. He has also held teaching and administrative posts at Northwestern University and the University of Oregon. His research interests focus on faculty evaluation, teacher effectiveness, arts education policy, and research methodology. His publications include articles, reviews, and book chapters in the Journal of Educational Psychology, Instructional Evaluation and Faculty Development, Higher Education Research and Development, Music Educators Journal, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and the Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning.
Professor L’Hommedieu has served on the executive boards of the Oregon, Mississippi, and Michigan Music Educators Associations and as president of the Michigan MEA from 2004-2006. He was a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Music Teacher Education, a member of the Society’s Executive Committee, and national SMTE chair from 1998-2000. From 2003-2008 he was founding chair of the Michigan Music Conference, a statewide K-16 school music in-service conference. He was named the 2003 Outstanding Arts Administrator of the Year by ArtServe Michigan, the state affiliate of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education. He received the 2009 Award of Merit from the Michigan Music Educators Association and a 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Professor L’Hommedieu holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Master of Music and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Northwestern University.
Posted December 2017