Gordon Thompson: Academics
Department of Music, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
  • Professor of Music (2004-2019)
  • Chair, Department of Music (1996-2000, 2004-2005, 2013-2015)
  • Director, Asian Studies (1989-1994, 2008-2009)
College Committees and Subcommittees:
  • Faculty Executive Committee (2017-2018)
  • Committee on Educational Policy and Planning (1997-2000, 2002-06; Chair 2003-04, 2005)
  • Committee on Retention and Attrition Planning (2003-04)
  • Institutional Planning Committee (2003-04, 2005)
  • Curriculum Committee (1997)
  • LS1 Exam Committee (1994)
  • Subcommittee on Academic Standards and Expectations (chair 1990-91)
  • Committee on Academic Standards and Expectations (1999-2000)
  • Non-academic Personnel Committee (1991-95)
  • Social Integrity Board (1989-91)
  • Skidmore in London (Director, 1995-96; Co-Director, 2007 & 2016)
  • Skidmore in India (Director, 1994-95)

Other Institutions:
  • California State University, Long Beach (Lecturer, 1984-88)
  • California State University, Fullerton (Lecturer, 1985-88)
  • Smithsonian Institution (researcher and presenter, 1975-76 & 1984-85)
Professional Organizations:
  • Society for Asian Music: Web Editor (1998-2018) & Vice President (2001-2018)
  • Society for Ethnomusicology: Council (2011-2012) & Newsletter Editor (2012-16)

1987 Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology), University of California, Los Angeles.
Dissertation: "Music and Values in Gujarati-speaking Western India."
1978 Master of Music (Ethnomusicology), University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Thesis: "Georgia on My Mind: The History of an American Popular Song."
1974 Bachelor of Music (Theory and Composition), University of Windsor.
 
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