Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

  • Assistant Professor, Asian Pacific Studies Program, CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Interim Coordinator, Asian Pacific Studies Program, CSU Dominguez Hills, 2016-2018

Education

  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
  • M.A. in Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
  • M. Mus. in Composition, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1995
  • B.F.A. (Honors) in Music Composition, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1993
  • New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, 1988-1990

Fellowships, Awards, and Grants

  • California Revealed Grant in partnership with UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, 2020
  • Exceptional Levels of Service to Students Award, CSU Dominguez Hills, 2019       
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant, CSU Dominguez Hills, 2018
  • Catherine H. Jacobs Outstanding Faculty-Lecturer Award, 2017
  • Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2017
  • Women in Leadership Award, 64th CA District, 2017
  • Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, 2015
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2009
  • Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2004-2005 (declined)
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Title VI, 2002-2004
  • UCLA Academic Year Research Mentorship Grant, 2001-2002
  • UCLA Summer Research Mentorship Grant, 2001
  • J. William Fulbright (IIE) Fellowship to the Philippines, 1999-2000

Professional Service

  • President, Filipino Cultural School, current
  • President, Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Hawai’i Chapter, 2017-2019
  • Steering Committee for “And Then They Came For Us…” Symposium and Film Series, 2016-2017
  • Faculty advisor for Asian & Pacific Islander Assocation, 2016-present and Pagskikapan Pilipino American Student Community Organization, 2016-2017
  • Advisory Board for Asian Pacific Studies Program, 2016-present
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration Committee, 2013-present
  • Faculty mentor for two student presenters, Student Research Day, CSUDH, 2017
  • Faculty Policy Subcommittee, Academic Senate, 2016-2017
  • Vice President, Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Hawai’i Chapter, 2016-2017.
  • Program Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Hawai’i Chapter, 2015
  • Program Chair, Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Hawai’i Chapter, 2014
  • Advisor for student group Asia@CSUDH and Pagsikapan Pilipino American Student, 2013-present
  • Board of Directors, founding member, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce SouthBay-Los Angeles, 2011-present
  • Steering Committee and Curriculum Committee for Asian Pacific Studies at CSUDH, 2012
  • Local Arrangements Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawai’i Chapter, Loyola Marymount University, 2012
  • Board of Directors, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce SouthBay-Los Angeles. Committee for Filipino Americans Got Talent, City of Carson, CA, 2011-2013
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Ethnomusicology, Tufts University, 2008-2009
    Adjudicator for the National Music Competition for Young Artists, Manila, Philippines, 1999
  • UCLA Ethnomusicology Outreach Program, Tibby Elementary School, Compton, CA, 1999

One thought on “Curriculum Vitae

  1. Mary, This is Collis Davis. You may remember me from many years ago, perhaps when I was still living in the States (Columbus, OH) or between Fulbrights (1995-96 and 2000-2001) I just read your article on Walter Loving. Excellent work! I came across it while attempting to locate any recordings of the Phil Constabulary Band. I did find one recording of his composition,”My Beloved Philippines” at the Filipinas Library which I can easily get. What may be more difficult is locating older recordngs of the PC band playing marching fare, even an American anthem, etc. Have any clue about whether such recordings exist? Such material may be used support a segment on William Jones, the anthropologist, in my documentary, Headhunting William Jones. Your discussion about Sousa’s repugnance to Ragtime is hilarious. Good stuff! I thought Loving’s asawa was white, but apparently an African-American of light complexion like many in my family. I think I read in a biography of Loving by his son or a grandchild (I’m not sure) that Ge.n Yamashita personally beheaded Loving at the entrance to the Manila Hotel when Loving told Yamashita to “go to hell” or something to that effect. So, Yamashita unsheathed his samurai sword to severed Loving’s head.

    Paul Kramer, whom you cited, is one of my interview subjects.

    Cell 63-918-925-1507
    chdavisjr@pldtdsl.net
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