Jasmine Hines, Ph.D., joined the faculty of the Glauser School of Music at Kent State University in the fall 2021 semester. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Florida. She received her Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Florida and her Bachelor of Music in Music Education-Choral Sequence from Georgia Southern University. During her undergraduate studies, she was awarded the Velma Kemp Choral Scholarship and served as the student director for the Statesboro Youth Chorale in Statesboro, Georgia. After graduating from Georgia Southern University, she returned to her hometown of Augusta, Georgia. She taught elementary choir and general music in the Georgia public school system and served as Assistant Director of the Kijani Singers at the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church. In 2016, Jasmine left Georgia to enroll as a full-time Master of Music Education student at the University of Florida. From 2016-2019, Jasmine also served as the founding Choral and Musical Director and Diversity Awareness Coordinator of Resilience Charter School in Gainesville, Florida. During her time at the University of Florida, Jasmine served as a graduate research and teaching assistant.
Her research interests include Critical Race Theory and Black Feminist Thought within music education, popular music education, and creative thinking in music. She has presented her research at the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, Mountain Lake Colloquium, and the International Symposium for Assessment in Music Education. Her dissertation is titled “An Ethnographic Study of Epistemic Resistance Amongst Black Women in Music Education."