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Pittsburg State University
The Department of Music
Faculty and Staff


Russel Jones

Russell L. Jones, Chair and Professor (1971)

  • Specialties: Music Education, Bassoon, Graduate Advisor, and Music Appreciation.
  • A.B., Duke University; M.M.E., Ph.D., Indiana University. 
  • 103A McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4467, rjones@pittstate.edu.

Administrative Staff

Kimberly Harries, Administrative Specialist (2010)
kharries@pittstate.edu Office phone 620/235-4466.

Kenda Fischer, Senior Administrative Assistant (2012)
kfischer@pittstate.edu Office phone 620/235-6018.



Joanne M. Britz, Associate Professor (2001)

B.M. and B.S., University of South Florida; M.M., The University of Texas at Austin; D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin. 

  • Specialty: Clarinet and Saxophone.
  • 108 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4480, jbritz@pittstate.edu.


James Clanton, Instructor (2003)

B.M.E. Oklahoma City University; M.M. University of Missouri-Kansas City; D.M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Carol Deats, Assistant Professor (2006)

B.M. and B.M.E., Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts; M.M., Eastman School of Music; Ph.D., Texas Tech. University.

  • Specialty: Elementary Music Education and Horn.
  • 210 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4465, cdeats@pittstate.edu.


Craig Fuchs, Professor (1998)
B.S. in Music Education, Missouri Western State College; M.S. in Music Education, University of Missouri-Columbia; D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

  • Specialties:Chamber Winds, Wind Ensemble, Conducting, and Band Literature.
  • 212 Russ Hall, Office phone 620/235-4176, cfuchs@pittstate.edu.


Lisa Marie Gerstenkorn, Lecturer (2005)
B.M.E., M.M., Pittsburg State University. 


Stella Hastings, Associate Professor (2000)

B.M., University of Kentucky; M.M., D.M.A. (In Progress), The University of Texas at Austin.

todd hastings

Todd Hastings, Professor (1996)

B.M.E., B.M., State University of New York at Buffalo; M.M., University of Kentucky; D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin. 


Matthew Herren, Lecturer (2009)

B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School.


Patrick Howle, Instructor (2005)

B.M. East Carolina University; M.M., Eastman School of Music.


David Hurley

David Hurley, Professor (1996)

B.M., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

  • Specialties: Music History, Literature, Oboe, and Music Appreciation.
  • 319 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4479, dhurley@pittstate.edu.



Lori Kehle, Lecturer (2002)

B.M., Fort Hays State University; M.M., Pittsburg State University.

  • Specialty: Piano.
  • 203 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4478.



Robert G. Kehle, University Professor (1978)

B.M., B.A. with Teaching Certificate, Washington State University; M.M., (Candidate) D.M., Indiana University. Artist Affiliate with C. G. Conn.

  • Specialties: Director of Jazz Studies; Jazz Ensemble I, Trombone, and Music Appreciation.
  • 317 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4474, rkehle@pittstate.edu

Susan Marchant

Susan J. Marchant, Professor (1979)

B.M., Oberlin College; M.M., M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale University.

  • Specialties: Choir, Organ, Harpsichord, and Literature.
  • 100 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4476, smarchan@pittstate.edu.


Matthew G. Montague, Associate Professor (1999)
B.M., Brigham Young University; M.M., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

  • Specialties: Choral Music Education, Music Theory, and Music Appreciation.
  • 209 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4482, montague@pittstate.edu.

Raul Munguia 2012 

Raul Antonio MunguiaAssistant Professor (2012)

Performance diploma Victoriano López Music Conservatory; B.M. University of Southern Mississippi; M.M. Northwestern Sate University; D.M.A., Texas tech University.


Reena Berger Natenberg, Associate Professor (2000)

B.M., Tel Aviv University, Israel; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music; D.M., Université de Montréal, Canada. 


John C. Ross, Associate Professor (2001)

B.M., Covenant College; M.M., Florida State University; Ph. D, University of Iowa. Additional work at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (Lyon, France) and the American Conservatory (Fontainebleau, France)

  • Specialties: Music Theory and Composition.
  • 201 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4477, jross@pittstate.edu.


Christina Webster, Lecturer (2012)

B.M., University of Kansas; M.M., University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; D.M.A. University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; LRAM & Postgraduate Performance Diploma (Fulbright Grant-UK) Royal Academy of Music.


A. Douglas Whitten, Associate Professor (2003)

B.M., University of Nevada - Reno; M.M., Boise State University; Ed. D (candidate) Boise State University.

  • Specialties: Athletic Bands, Symphonic Band, Tuba and Euphonium.
  • 320 McCray Hall, Office phone 620/235-4070, awhitten@pittstate.edu.

Professor Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Paul Carlson

Paul Carlson
B.M., Chicago Conservatory of Music; M.M., Northwestern University; D.M.A., University of Missouri at Kansas City.


Mary Elliott James
Music Diploma, Vienna State Academy; B.M., San Francisco Conservatory; M.M., Pittsburg State University.

John G. MacKay Jr.
B.A., University of Minnesota; B.S., M.S., Julliard School of Music; M. F. A., University of Iowa.


Carolann F. Martin
B.M., Oklahoma City University; M.M., Ohio State University; D.M.A., University of Arizona.

Gene E. Vollen
B.M., M.M., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.