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MemberGregory Decker

Gregory J. Decker is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Bowling Green State University. He holds the M.M. and Ph.D. in music theory from Florida State University and was the winner of the National Opera Association’s biennial dissertation prize (2013). His research focuses broadly on the semiotics of musical topics and other music-cultural associations in texted music from Italian madrigals to Baroque opera seria to Broadway musicals. He has presented research at numerous regional, national, and international meetings, including the Society for Music Theory National Meeting, the Semiotic Society of America, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, the American Handel Society, and the Nordic Musicological Congress, among others. His publications can be found in Music Theory OnlineThe Opera JournalIntégralA Cole Porter Companion (University of Illinois Press, 2016), and Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera (Oxford University Press, 2020), a volume of essays that he co-edited with Matthew Shaftel. At BGSU, he regularly teaches core undergraduate music theory and aural skills courses and graduate seminars in semiotics, musical topics, and Schenkerian analysis. He also serves as the coordinator of music theory.

MemberWendy Leeds-Hurwitz

I am Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, part of the Council of Communication Associations, based in Washington DC. I am also Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where I taught for 28 years in the Communication Department. I am also Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. My main areas of specialization are intercultural communication, language and social interaction,  ethnography of communication, semiotics, and disciplinary history.  

MemberInnocentiy Martynow

Innocentiy Martynow is a part-time researcher of «History of dissent in the USSR (1954– 1987)» research program at Research and Educational center of International Memorial Society (Moscow). He is interested in interdisciplinary methods of cultural research, historical anthropology and semiotics. More specifically his work explores Soviet cultural everyday practices linked to visuality (mainly during the Late socialism period), as well as underground cultures in the USSR and contemporary Russia. His research as an independent scholar explores the impact of new digital media on the ways of representation and production of sexuality.

MemberBill Pascoe

Bill Pascoe is a Digital Humanities specialist and is currently the System Architect on Time Layered Cultural Map, a national digital humanities mapping infrastructure project. He has worked with the Centre For 21st Century Humanities and the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing at the University of Newcastle, Australia (Awabakal). He has been a leader and contributor in innovative and high impact DH and eResearch projects, including the Colonial Frontier Massacres project, the EMWRN archive, ELDTA endangered languages, IA stylometry software, Virtual Biobank 3D medical image processing and eWater. He has software development experience across finance, water engineering, science, health and humanities and an education in English, creative writing, semiotics and philosophy.