I’m a musician and Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at Miami University in Ohio. My work focuses on music (popular, jazz, avant-garde), cultural studies, and improvisation. I have taught courses in music history, American popular culture, and the humanities, in addition private percussion lessons, improvising ensembles, and workshops.

I earned my PhD in the Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University. I also hold degrees from the California Institute of the Arts (MA, MFA) and Capital University’s Conservatory (BM). I play the drums.

Beyond Contingent Encounters, you can find out more about my work at dandipiero.com. To contact me, please email dipierfd@miamioh.edu.