Higher Education Administration PhD
Amon J. Neely is a doctoral student in the Higher Education program within the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies. He holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from UNC at Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Hampton University.
Currently, he is a graduate research assistant for the Higher Education program and active in the African American Graduate Student Association. His research interests include Black student success, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), HBCU Performing Arts Programs, strategies for addressing White supremacy in post-secondary educational spaces, multicultural education, disruptive educational curriculum and African American Art Song Literature.
Neely has over ten years of experience teaching music to students of all ages. Beginning in the public schools of Newport News, Virginia, to his most recent appointment to the music faculty of Alabama A&M University, where he served as Interim Director of Vocal Studies. He is a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Incorporated, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.