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Christopher Wells

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Christopher J. Wells is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute School of Music and Managing Editor of the  Journal of Jazz Studies.  He received his PhD in 2014 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where his dissertation on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb and swing music in Harlem during the Great Depression received the Society for American Music’s Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award and UNC’s Glen Haydon Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Musicology. He has also received Videmus’s Edgar A. Toppin Award for Outstanding Research in African American Music and a Morroe Berger/Benny Carter Jazz Research Fellowship from the Institute of Jazz Studies. A social jazz dancer for over a decade, Dr. Wells is currently writing a book about the history of jazz music’s ever-shifting relationship with popular dance and has a chapter in the recently published  Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity .

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 342Music History II
MHL 494Special Topics
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 598Special Topics
MHL 632Applied Musicology
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 494Special Topics
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 598Special Topics
MHL 691Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 342Music History II
MHL 494Special Topics
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 598Special Topics
MHL 691Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 494Special Topics
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 598Special Topics