Meet the Faculty

Faculty members in USF’s Department of Music and Performing Arts are talented teachers and outstanding performers; bringing their unique experiences to both the classroom and stage. Their contact information is listed below for your convenience. With further questions about the music program or the Music at Moser series, contact Michele O’Boyle at 815-740-3367.

Full-Time Faculty

Alexandra Dee, M.M., ABD
Department Chair

Instructor and Assistant Professor of Music
Director of the Joliet Symphony Orchestra at USF
Phone: 815-740-3642

Patrick Brannon, Ph.D.
Professor of Music in Music History, World Music, Choral Conducting
Director of the Schola Cantorum
Phone: 815-740-3219


Adjunct Faculty

Adam Cowger, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Percussion Techniques

Mary Beth Diab, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Piano, Piano Pedagogy

Katherine Galliart, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice

Clarice Hearne, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice

Cate Hummel, DMA
Instructor of Music: Flute

Jeff Jaskowiak, MSMT
Instructor of Music: Guitar
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)

Bonnie Johansen-Werner, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Composition, Music Theory, Ear-Training & Sight-Singing

Robert Kase, DMA 
Dean of College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor of Music: Trumpet

Linnea McCracken, B.A. Music
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)
Casey McGrath, DMA
Instructor of Music: Violin, Viola, String Techniques

Nick Michielsen, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Trumpet

Laura Neisler, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Oboe

Alby Odum, MSMT
Digital Audio Recording Arts (DARA)

Jessica Pellowski, BME
Director: Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Ernest W. Ray, B.A. Theater
Theater Director

Jeffrey Ray, B.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice, Opera, Theater

Gerik Fon-Revutzky, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Bassoon, Woodwind Techniques

Paul Scherer, M.S.
Instructor of Music: Jazz Piano

Willard Thomen, M.S.M.
Instructor of Music: Voice, Music Appreciation, Vocal Pedagogy, Diction
Director: Concert Chorale

Anna Cho Walker, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Cello

Jiafeng Yan, M.M.
Instructor of Music: Piano