- Music teacher evaluation
- Instrumental ensemble adjudicator reliability
- Research chair, American School Band Directors Association
- Executive Board, Va. Music Educators Association
- Executive Board, Va. Band & Orchestra Directors Association
- B.M. Western Kentucky University
- M. S. Radford University
- Ed. D. Virginia Tech
Awards and Honors
Edwin Franko Goldman Award, American School Band Directors Association
Philip Fuller Award, Va. Band & Orchestra Directors Association
C. Sidney Berg Award, Va. Band & Orchestra Directors Association
Tordorff, D., Galyen, S, & King, S. (2010) An Administrator’s Guide To Curriculum For Music Education, 2nd Edition. American School Band Directors Association, Guttenberg, IA.
King, S. & Burnsed, V (2009) A Study of the Reliability of Adjudicator Ratings at the 2005 Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association State Marching Band Festivals, Journal of Band Research, 45(1), 27-32.
Burnsed, V. & King, S. (1987). How reliable is your festival rating? Update: The Applications of Research in Music Education, 5(3), and 12-13
Burnsed, V., Hinkle, D. & King, S. (1985). Performance evaluation reliability at selected concert festivals Journal of Band Research, 21(1), 22-29.
Burton, E., Dahlen, K., Hilton, R., King S., and Patterson, R. (2013) Administrator Guidelines for Band Director Evaluation American School Band Director Association.