Dr. Donna Gwyn Wiggins
Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator for Music Education
Dr. Donna Wiggins, Assistant Professor of Music Education and the Program Coordinator for Music Education, holds the B.M. Degree in Theory & Composition and the M.S.T. in Music Education from Georgia Southern University. She also holds the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Iowa where she was a Holmes Group Scholar. Further study was done at the University of Oklahoma at Norman where she earned Levels I and II certification in Kodaly methodology.
Wiggins conducts grant-funded research on the impact of a music-integrated literacy curriculum on emergent literacy in young children. She presents regularly at state, regional, and national conferences and has been featured in several publications including Teaching Music, the journal for the Music Educators National Conference (2003) and the Early Childhood Education Journal (2007). She has served as a board member of the North Carolina Music Educators Association (2004-2006) and as invited chairman of the Music Educators National Conference Minority Task Force convened by Dr. Willie Hill, past president of MENC (2003).
A veteran public school music teacher of thirteen years and the 2006 recipient of the WSSU Willie Burke Master Teacher Award, Dr. Wiggins serves as the university supervisor for music education candidates and advisor to the WSSU chapter of the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference. She teaches elementary music methods courses to music education majors in the Department of Fine Arts and elementary education majors in the School of Education and Human Performance. In addition to providing professional development for educators across the country, Dr. Wiggins also serves as a music education program evaluator for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Wiggins is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the North Carolina Music Educators Association, the International Reading Association, the North Carolina Reading Association, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Fraternity, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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