Profile

Heather Pinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications (Communications)
Associate Professor of Media Arts (Media Arts)
Department Head, Communications (Communications)
pinson@rmu.edu
412-397-6463 phone (M)
412-397-6468 fax
Wheatley Center 212


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music, Samford University, 1998
  • Master of Arts, Musicology, Louisiana State University, 2002

Professional Background

  • Violinist and perform classical music as well as zydeco, bluegrass, Irish, country, R&B, jazz, blues, and rock.

Publications

  • Pinson, Heather.  The Jazz Image:  Seeing Music Through Herman Leonard’s Photography, (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi), 2010. This book examines the photographs of African American jazz musicians during the 1950s and 1960s and was chosen to be in the American Music series established by the University Press of Mississippi.
  • Pinson, Heather.  “Sight and Sound:  How an Image Defines Popular Music” in Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture, Elizabeth B. Christian, ed. (Lexington Books: New York), 2010.
  • Pinson, Heather. “Jazz” in the Encyclopedia of African American Music. Eds. Emmett G. Price III, Tammy L. Kernodle, and Horace J. Maxile, Jr. Vol. 2 (Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press), 2011.
  • Pinson, Heather. “Jazz from 1968 to the present” in the Encyclopedia of African American Music. Eds. Emmett G. Price III, Tammy L. Kernodle, and Horace J. Maxile, Jr. Vol. 2 (Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press), 2011.

  • Pinson, Heather. “Book Review: As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertising.” Current Musicology (Spring 2011). http://www.music.columbia.edu/~curmus/iss/n91.html
  • Pinson, Heather. “Book Review: Sounding New Media: Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture,” Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. Vol. 67, No.3 (March 2011). https://www.areditions.com/journals/notes/67.3Tear/Books/Pinson.pdf
  • Pinson, Heather. “The ‘Heather Report:’ Heather Pinson Remembers 2010′s Jazz Poetry Concert,” Sampsonia Way Magazine, September, 29, 2010. http://www.sampsoniaway.org/blog/2010/09/29/the-“heather-report”-heather-pinson-remembers-2010s-jazz-poetry-concert/.
  • Pinson, Heather. “From trash lady to Emcee, how life can throw you a curve ball,” Sampsonia Way Magazine, September, 9, 2011. http://www.sampsoniaway.org/blog/2011/09/10/from-trash-lady-to-emcee-how-life-can-throw-you-a-curve-ball/
  • Conboy, Matthew and Heather Pinson. Every Person a Pollock! Art installation at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art for the exhibit, “Gestures: An Exhibition of Small, Site-Specific Works” guest curator, Katherine Talcott. May 8-June 20, 2010.
    Clip from the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNJ_g2dVq5o&feature=related
  • Article publications in the Encyclopedia of the Blues Vol. 1 (New York, London: Routledge 2006.)
    ---. “Carolina Slim,” 182
    ---. “Connor, Joanna” 222-3.
    ---. “Diddley, Bo” 266-8.
    ---. “Hogan, Silas” 447.
    ---. “Holmes Brothers” 451-2.
  • Article publications in the Encyclopedia of the Blues Vol. 2 (New York, London: Routledge 2006).
    ---. “Lightnin’ Slim” 613.
    ---. “Louisiana Red” 636.
    ---. “Peterson, James” 762-3.
    ---. “Peterson, Lucky” 763.
    ---. “Pinson, Rev. Leon” 778.
    ---. “Salgado, Curtis” 856.
    ---. “Turner, Troy” 1016.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Heather


Spring 2014
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  • COMM1080-A
  • 12:00-12:50 PMM W FMPinson1 (01/13-05/03/14)0 Seats

    Fall 2014
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  • COMM1080-A
  • 01:45-04:35 PMMMPinson1 (08/25-12/13/14)23 Seats
  • THEA1011-A
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