Kristin Coen-Mishlan received her bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Rio Grande in 2006, and a master’s degree in music education from Kent State University in 2013. She served as band director for eight years at Huntington Local Schools in Ross County, OH, and is currently a doctoral candidate and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Kent State University. She is the field experience coordinator for undergraduate music majors and teaches classes in instrumental music. Her research interests include feminist issues and socio-cultural issues in music education.
She has presented clinics at Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference, covering topics from gender in music education, female band directors, and holistic pedagogy. In addition, Coen-Mishlan developed a Music & Science program, focusing on the Ohio Department of Education fifth grade science standards of how sound travels. This program has been presented at libraries across Southern Ohio, as well as schools in Northeast Ohio.
Coen-Mishlan has also served as the assistant to the editor of Contributions to Music Education, and has been published in Excellence in Performing Arts Research Journal, and TRIAD. She has been invited on many occasions to guest lecture on gender in music education, as well as differentiation, and holistic music education.
Kristin, originally from Southern Ohio, resides in Kent with her husband and two cats. Aside from research and doctoral studies, she enjoys cooking, walking, and sewing.