Gordon Thompson: Academics
Department of Music, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
  • Professor of Music (2004)
  • 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), Skidmore in India (Director, 1994-95).

Other Institutions: California State University, Long Beach (1984-88), California State University, Fullerton (1985-88), Smithsonian Institution (1975-76, 1984-85).
Society for Asian Music, Web Editor (1998- ), Vice President (2001-2009)
Society for Ethnomusicology, 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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