Dr. Andrea Montgomery has worked at Tougaloo College since 2003 and currently serves as associate professor of music where she teaches courses in music history and music literature; methods courses in music education; research in music, and piano. Previously, she has served as chair for the music department and academic dean for the division of humanities. After receiving the bachelor’s and master’s of music education degrees from Jackson State College and Jackson State University, respectively, Dr. Montgomery earned a Ph.D. in music education with a minor in educational research from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Prior to completing the doctoral degree, Dr. Montgomery did further fellowship study in historical musicology at the University of Kansas (Lawrence) and worked as a research fellow in the department of historical musicology. In post-doctoral pursuit, she earned a M.S. degree in education administration and leadership from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. Her research interests and written papers describe learning styles of the millennial student in higher education; creating a 21st century liberal arts environment; methodology and pedagogue; critical and analytical thinking; civic engagement deliberation and action in the liberal arts; teaching and learning outcomes assessment.