B.Mus., Boston University
M.Mus., Boston University
AMusD, University of Michigan
Dr. Daniel Burdick, tuba/euphonium, has performed with the Canadian Brass, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band, and numerous professional brass quintets. Featured concerts have included appearances at the British Institute Library in Florence, Italy, the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and a series of 15 concerts at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. He was the Principal Tuba of the Boise (Idaho) Philharmonic and serves as the Principal Tuba of the Erie Chamber Orchestra. He has taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Kentucky at Lexington, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. His tuba teachers include Fritz Kaenzig, J. Samuel Pilafian, Wes Jacobs, Chester Schmitz, and Roger Bobo. He has made solo appearances with the Erie Philharmonic, the Brass Band of Columbus, the International Women’s Brass Conference, and the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference [Austria]. Dr. Burdick has guest conducted the Erie Chamber Orchestra on numerous occasions.
Dr. Burdick has served as the founder and co-chair of the Edinboro University President’s Commission on the Status of LGBTQIA, co-faculty advisor to Edinboro University’s gay/straight alliance, co-chair of Edinboro University Women’s Studies Committee, and as a member of the Edinboro University President’s Commission on the Status of Women. He was the co-founder and co-chair of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education LGBTQIA Consortium.
Mary Paniccia Carden received her doctorate from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She taught at SUNY Binghamton and Southeastern Oklahoma State University before joining the Edinboro faculty in 2002. She teaches courses ranging from composition to literature survey courses to advanced seminars for majors. She is currently chairperson of the department of English and Philosophy.
Dr. Carden’s research interests are varied. She is the author of Sons and Daughters of Self-Made Men: Improvising Gender, Place, Nation in American Literature (Bucknell UP 2010) and co-editor of Doubled Plots: Romance and History (U of Mississippi Press 203). Dr. Carden has published articles on authors including William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Jane Smiley, Alice McDermott, and Jack Kerouac in scholarly journals such as Twentieth Century Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature, and African-American Review.
She specializes in modern and contemporary American literature, autobiography, and literature by women. Dr. Carden is currently at work on a manuscript addressing the autobiographical practices of Beat-associated women writers. In 2010, she was named Edinboro University’s Scholar of the Year.
Dr. William Hunter recently completed his 20th year of teaching at Edinboro University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from DePauw University and a Master of Arts and PhD from Purdue University with a dissertation on the use of quilting as a metaphor in contemporary African American women's fiction.
He teaches courses in American, African American, and genre literature. He has recently published work on Frederick Douglass and J. K. Rowling. He is currently working on a project concerning African American Postmodern fiction.
In addition to his teaching and research at EU, he also teaches courses in beginning theology at Grace Church and attends a countless number of his children's activities.
Dr. Laura Miller joined the EU Health and Physical Education (HPE) Department faculty in 1999 after teaching for six years at the University of Maryland. She served as HPE department chairperson from 2014-2017, has written many new courses and curricula for the HPE department, and currently serves as Program Coordinator for the Health Promotion degree concentration. She has served on and/or chaired a wide variety of Edinboro University committees, including the Promotion Committee, Curriculum Committee, Sabbatical Committee, and the President’s GLBTQIA Commission. Her teaching interests include women’s health, human sexuality, relationship violence and health behavior.
Dr. Miller has served as a consulting editor for the Journal of American College Health and a variety of other professional journals and textbooks. She has presented at conferences of SHAPE America; the American College of Sports Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region; the National Social Science Association; and the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Presentation topics include stress management, health behavior and behavior change, female body image, emergency contraception, relationship violence, and consumer health. She has published research articles in the Journal of American College Health, Journal of Family Violence, Contraception, and the Pennsylvania Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Dr. Miller's recent awards include being named as the 2014 PSAHPERD Health Teacher of the Year (university level), the 2012 EU Advisor of the Year, and nominee for the 2013 EU Advisor of the Year. Dr. Miller has a passion for teaching, and student success, and is committed to improving the quality of living for students and the University community.
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