Currently Associate Professor at Arizona State University, my work centers on the ways in which music and the arts can contribute to healthy living. Toward this end, my teaching strives to emphasize participation and my research seeks to better understand participation as it relates to learning and engagement.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure is now out! screenshot-2016-12-09-10-49-09

The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education is due for release in spring 2017.ruthmann-oh_technology2

I am currently involved in efforts towards building an alliance of individuals, agencies, and institutions aimed at increasing wellbeing and quality of life in the Phoenix metro region.