Betty Anne Younker

Dean
Professor
Office: TC 211
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x84008
Email: byounker@uwo.ca


Betty Anne Younker, (Ph.D. Northwestern University, M.Ed. Pennsylvania State University, B.Mus. University of Prince Edward Island) returned to the University of Western Ontario as Dean and Professor of Music Education of the Don Wright Faculty in August 2011. Previous appointments were at the University of Michigan (2000-2011), University of Western Ontario (1997-2000) and the University of Prince Edward Island (1992-1997). During her time at Western she was awarded the Dr. Pedro Goldman Award Faculty of Music Students Council. In 2008, she was awarded the distinguished Alumnus of the Year by Pennsylvania State University College of Arts and Architecture. Her research interests include critical and creative thinking within the disciplines of philosophy and psychology. Publications include articles in national and international journals, and chapters in several books. Paper presentations have occurred at provincial, state, national, and international conferences. Before appointments at the university level, Dr. Younker taught music in the public school system and maintained a private flute studio. Presently she is Past President of the College Music Society, Past President of the London Arts Council, and serves on several editorial boards and committees for a variety of professional organizations.