SriYantra Roxanne Reed

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Transformative Inquiry
School of Consciousness and Transformation

Roxanne R. Reed earned her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a concentration in American and African-American music, and a secondary emphasis in African-American Women's literature. Areas of research and scholarship include Gospel music; Womanist Theology and spiritual leadership; and the work of Toni Morrison. Recent research includes explorations of public art, the process of identity, and aesthetics and identity.
Other professional endeavors include advocating for arts integration within the under graduate and graduate curriculum. Roxanne served as the director of the Fine Arts Institute at Oklahoma City University, developing programs related to arts integration, student and faculty development through the arts, arts education and arts enhancement for community and school-based programs. As Special Assistant to the Dean for Integrated Arts at Miami University (Ohio), she facilitated faculty learning communities addressing the role of the arts and pedagogy. In the public sector, Roxanne has worked with non-profit arts organizations including the National Black Arts Festival (Atlanta, GA) and Associated Solo Artists, Inc. (New York).
Roxanne is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Transformative Studies. She has also held teaching positions at Miami University (Ohio), Atlanta Metropolitan State University, and the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana as a post-doctoral fellow.


Reed. R. Contributing Author. 2013. Grove Dictionary of American Music Online, Multiple entries: Gospel Music.

Reed. R. 2007. The Restorative Power of Sound: A Case for Communal Catharsis in Toni Morrison's Beloved. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.


Article, "Meta-cognition, Abstraction, and the Process of Identity" in World Futures: the Journal of New Paradigm Research 

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