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Stephen Husarik, Ph.D.


My last name is pronounced Huss--uh--rick and if you hear me speak in public you will detect my Chicago accent. I've taught Music History and Humanities for more than twenty-five years to over twelve thousand students and performed and spoken in dozens of venues from Rome to Beijing. For this reason, I have become a world traveler. My first love is piano music and

musical analysis (especially the music of Beethoven) but my skills in the visual arts and writing also make me a good fit for teaching interdisciplinary humanities. For twenty-five years my duties included performing on and managing the Donald W. Reynolds Bell Tower and Carillon.


Harvard University, Post Graduate Studies (Beethoven)

University of Iowa, Iowa City Ph.D. (Music Literature)

University of Illinois, Urbana, M.Mus. (Musicology)

University of Illinois, Urbana, M.Mus. (Piano Performance)

University of Illinois, Urbana, B.Mus. (Piano Performance, Honors)

Art Institute of Chicago, B.A.E. (Art Education)


I was employed as a teaching assistant at all degree schools listed above and also taught music and humanities in six different colleges and universities early in my career; however, my best years have been spent as a founding Full Professor of Humanities/ Music History and Head Carillonneur at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith where I also served as chair of Faculty Senate and various other committees including Promotions and Awards.

Photo courtesy John Schmidt


Recipient of National Endowment for Humanities teaching fellowships and grants to University of Maryland (College Park), Harvard University (Cambridge) and New York University (NYC). Recipient of the Whirlpool Master Teacher Award (UAFS), Research, Scholarship and Creativity Award (UAFS), Faculty Service Award (UAFS) and Excellence in  Distance Teaching Award (ADLA). Other awards for individual articles published in learned journals.


My publications include four books, contributions of six chapters to others, over a decade co-editing thirty issues of a national journal, numerous articles and papers presented at nearly one hundred professional organizations. Selected publications are described in

the label to this paragraph.

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