- Franz Liszt: life and music
- Richard Wagner: life and music
- Music and Media Studies
- Music publishing and sustainability
- Music and politics
- Music and Media IMS Study Group
- Society for American Music
- TRAX ON THE TRAIL
- Ph.D., Music and Humanities, Stanford University
Awards and Honors
William E. Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching , 2007
Alumni Award for Excellence in International Research, 2012
Finalist, SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award, 2014 and 2015
Franz Liszt: A Research and Information Guide. 3rd revised ed. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Richard Wagner: A Research and Information Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2010.
[with James Deaville]: Analecta Lisztiana IV: Liszt’s Legacies. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon, 2014
“User-generated Campaign Music and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election.” Music & Politics 9, no. 2 (Summer 2015).
“Translating and Rebuilding Mediterranean Musical Place: ‘The Sopranos’ and Italian-American Musical Culture.” Journal of Mediterranean Studies 21/2 (2012): 367-378.
“Sustainability and Emerging Issues in Scholarly (Self-)Publishing.” The Environmentalist 32/3 (August 2012): 326-331.
[with Hon-Lun Yang]: “Aesthetic and Social Aspects of Emerging Utopian Musical Communities.” International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 41/2 (December 2010): 319-341.