Laura Dunbar, Ph.D.

Laura Dunbar has taught 10 years in the public schools beginning her career as a band director teaching instrumental music to grades 5-12 at Elmwood Local Schools in Ohio. When her family relocated to Arizona, she accepted a K-8 position in Sedona, Arizona where she taught general, instrumental, vocal, and steel drum music for seven years. Laura was a graduate assistant at the University of Arizona where she completed a Ph.D. in Music Education with a minor in Educational Psychology. Her primary research interests include the effects of music and music training on those with attention deficits. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences and in-service workshops. Laura and her family will be moving to Wisconsin so that she may assume the position of Assistant Professor of Music Education, Elementary Specialist, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Fall 2014.