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Faculty Spotlight: Melody Causby 

Assistant Professor of Music Education
Ph.D. Music Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Melody CausbyQ: What does being first-gen mean to you?
It means you can do anything you put your mind to!

Dr. Melody Causby is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was recognized as the 2023 Junior Faculty Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She also serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the School of Music. Before coming to USM, she taught band in North Carolina for fourteen years at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels before earning her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Causby's passions and research interests are in music teacher training and supporting music education programs in rural areas. She also enjoys being an active clinician, guest conductor, adjudicator, author, and presenter.

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