MemberSamuel Dorf

…University of Dayton…

Dr. Samuel N. Dorf is a musicologist and dance historian. He has published articles dealing with the performance and reinvention of ancient Greek music and dance in fin-de-siècle Paris, and queer music reception and has presented papers at history, queer studies, dance history, archaeology, and musicology conferences throughout North America and Europe. His research areas include intersections between musicology and dance studies and the history of technology, reception studies, queer studies, film studies, and the history of performance practice. His book, Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930, is under contract with Oxford University Press.

MemberDon Fader

Don Fader (Associate Professor of Musicology) joined the tenure-track faculty at the UA School of Music in 2008.  He holds an A.M. in the performance of historical wind instruments (1993), and a Ph.D. in musicology (2000) from Stanford University. Before coming to UA, he taught at Indiana University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and UNC-Greensboro. Dr. Fader’s research takes in a broad spectrum of issues relating to the Italian style in 17th- and 18th-century France, and his interests range from performance practice to cultural history, and aesthetics to the history of theory.  His work on French baroque music began as laureate of the Bourse Chateaubriand and Chercheur Associé at the Centre de Musique Baroque at Versailles (1997-98).  Dr. Fader is the author of two editions as well as numerous articles and book reviews in collections and journals, including Journal of Musicology, Music & LettersEarly MusicRevue de musicologie, and the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, among others. His article, “The ‘Cabale du Dauphin,’” received the Westrup Prize as distinguished contribution to Music & Letters for 2005, and the collective volume, Itinéraires d’André Campra, in which his essay appeared, won the 2013 Prix du patrimoine (ACDA, Paris) for the best francophone collection of essays on music.  In 2016, he was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for work on his book, Italian Music in Louis XIV’s France. He currently serves as Reviews Editor for the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. A professional recorder player and amateur harpsichordist, Dr. Fader combines his interests in musicology and performance through courses in performance practice and the coaching of ensembles in various styles of early music. He collaborated with Gesa Kordes in founding the University of Alabama Early Chamber Ensembles in 2009. Dr. Fader has played, lectured, and given master classes on performance practice at numerous festivals and institutions. He has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles in the United States and Europe, and has been heard on National Public Radio’s “Harmonia” and “Performance Today.” He has been concerto soloist with the Bloomington Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Staunton Music Festival, TroisdorfBAROCK, the Dayton Bach Society, SarabandaBonn, and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.

MemberLisa L. Tyler


Ph.D. in English, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Dissertation:  “Our Mothers’ Gardens:  Mother-Daughter Relationships and Myth in Twentieth-Century British Women’s Literature”
Director:  Katherine Burkman

M.A. in English, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

B.A. in English and German, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

…er:  Literary Allusion and Incest in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out.”  Woolf Studies Annual, vol. 1, 1995, pp. 36-46.
“Passion and Grief in A Farewell to Arms:  Ernest Hemingway’s Retelling of Wuthering Heights.”  Hemingway Review, vol. 14, no. 2, 1995, pp. 79-96.
“Big Brother is Watching You:  Dorothy Wordsworth’s Alfoxden and Grasmere Journals.”  The University of Dayton Review, vol. 23, no. 2, 1995, pp. 87-98.
“Self-Hatred and the Demonic in Doris Lessing’s Fiction.”  Doris Lessing Newsletter, vol. 16, no. 2, 1994, pp. 4-5, 13-15.
“Our Mothers’ Gardens:  Doris Lessing’s ‘Among the Roses.’” Studies in Short Fiction, vol. 31, no. 2, 1994, pp. 163-73.
“Ernest Hemingway’s Date Rape Story:  Sexual Traum…

Lisa Tyler teaches literature, composition, and business communication at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She serves on the board of the Jane Austen Society of North America and on the editorial advisory board of the Hemingway Review. She is the author or editor of four books and has published more than 40 essays in academic journals and edited collections. She received Sinclair’s Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in 2017. Her research interests include intertextualities between Ernest Hemingway’s fiction and novels by women writers (including Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Virginia Woolf, and Edith Wharton), literary allusion and modernist writing more generally, Hemingway and the Anthropocene, and contemporary American dramatist Marsha Norman.