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Liz Palmer

Residential College Coordinator
Cowlings & Ilium Residential Colleges


BA, Music Technology, Susquehanna University
MS, Music Education, Towson University
DMA, Music Education, University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

Bio + Fun Facts:
Liz Palmer, D.M.A., holds degrees in music technology from Susquehanna University (BA), music education from Towson University (MS) and University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music (DMA). Prior to transitioning to the Residential College Coordinator role Liz was an instrumental music teacher in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and co-author of the middle school band and orchestra curriculum for the school district. Her scholarly work focuses on social and cultural capital (Bourdieu), social justice, and culturally relevant/responsive pedagogies within teaching and learning contexts. Liz is a Teachers Pay Teachers 2020 Teach for Justice grantee, Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) 2022-2024 grantee, and the Director for Diversity and Inclusion of Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity.

Fun fact: I really enjoy Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe on Cartoon Network and I am keeping my fingers crossed for new episodes.