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Reba Wissner

Dr. Reba Wissner is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Columbus State University. She holds a BA in Music and Italian from Hunter College of the City University of New York, an MFA and PhD in Musicology from Brandeis University, a graduate certificate in higher education administration from Northeastern University, and a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from University of Wisconsin – Stout. She is the author of A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone (Pendragon Press, 2013), We Will Control All That You Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination (Pendragon Press, 2016), and Music and the Atomic Bomb on American Television, 1950-1969 (Peter Lang, 2020). With Katherine Reed, she co-edited Music in Twin Peaks: Listen to the Sounds (Routledge, 2021). Her monograph, David Lynch: Sonic Style (Routledge, 2024), was recently released.

She holds Levels 1, 2, and 3 Credentials in Universal Design for Learning from UDL-IRN. She has published on pedagogy in the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy, College Music Symposium, and several edited collections with a forthcoming article in Teaching History: A Journal of Methods. She was the 2022 recipient of Columbus State University’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award and named a Governor’s Teaching Fellow at the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia in 2022.