Andrew Shahriari earned his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Kent State University in 2001. He has published two books, Khon Muang Music and Dance Traditions of North Thailand, by White Lotus Co., Ltd., a Bangkok press, and World Music: A Global Journey (co-authored with Kent State Professor Emeritus, Terry E. Miller), published by Routledge, an American press. His fieldwork experiences have taken him thus far to Thailand, China, Europe, Mexico, and many regions of the United States.
Dr. Shahriari is currently an Assistant Professor at Kent State and Coordinator of Online Programs for Music. Other areas of interest include popular world music, rock music history, East Asian music and culture, music and spirituality, as well as music therapy and autism.