Liberal Arts Faculty

Ellen Francese

Professor, Liberal Arts
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-8157

"My role is to create a safe environment for my students to take risks, open up, share their ideas, and believe that what they have to say is worthy."

Peter Gardner

Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-8186

"Actively participating in the world of ideas expands students' creativity and artistic intelligence and helps them become informed global citizens able to use their music as a vehicle for social change."

Karl Haas

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-6643

"Life is very, very complicated—the easy answers are rarely the right answers. What's important is that we keep asking the questions."

Caroline Harvey

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-6006

In addition to being a writer, performer, and somatic therapist, Harvey teaches and performs poetry nationwide, and is the creator of two original voice curricula.

DJ Hatfield

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-6017

"That kind of synergy—thinking about music and making new music—is what I want to push forward."

Michael Heyman

Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-8510

"Behind the fun and craziness of literary nonsense is a rigorous sense of aesthetics and a bedrock of intelligent and constructive rebellion—a way of questioning the status quo and an outlet for individual, creative thought."

Rob Hochschild

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts

Andrew Jarboe

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-6442

"I rely on a combination of whole-class and small-group instruction. I create a space for guided and independent practice. I emphasize the close reading of primary and secondary texts as well as note-taking and analytical writing."

Meredith Jordan Rose

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-6451

"By the end of my course, I want students to feel confident expressing their ideas and offering constructive feedback on each other's work."

Sheila H. Katz

Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-8434

"I'm always teaching history in a way that raises questions that people need to ask themselves now."

Teodros Kiros

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-2877

"Philosophy provides a purpose, a meaning, and an appreciation for thinking that musicians need to be aware of."

Erica Knowles

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-6858

"Music is a fantastic vehicle for teaching psychology in that it incorporates aspects of perception, memory, learning, emotion, social interaction, and our individual personalities."

Douglas Kohn

Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-8491

"I tell my students that language is an instrument; it's something you practice, develop, and refine."

Lori Landay

Professor, Liberal Arts
Also affiliated with: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617-747-2747

"You see a really different picture when you try to look at the same thing through many different lenses. And coming into a discipline from the outside, you can sometimes see things that people immersed in it may not."

Victoria Large

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-6406

"There are some great intersections between music and literature, and the creative process that goes into that. There’s a kind of music to language."

Haidee Lorrey

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-8306

"It's interesting to see how students who did not experience events like Vietnam or even the first Gulf War compare their prior conceptions to the perspectives we look at."

Alex Ludwig

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-6485

"Fostering inspiration is the only guarantee that my students will continue learning throughout their career at Berklee and the rest of their lives."

Wayne Marshall

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-6826

"I am always generally seeking to model a form of critical listening and rigorous inquiry that students can bring to all manner of other studies and encounters with music."

Mike Mason

Assistant Chair, Liberal Arts | 617-747-2991

"Everything is interrelated and interconnected…everything from family life to music to school to career."

Rekha Menon

Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-2216

"My philosophy of teaching is to understand the student and try to unlock their innate critical abilities, their socio-centric skills, and encourage them on their intellectual journey."

Gary Miller

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-8175

"I would like my students to know that history is important, and that what happened in the past still has a very direct impact on the world we live in today."

Susanne Moebus-Bergeron

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts

"I would like my students to gain an appreciation for the visual arts and an understanding of how artists have responded and still are responding to the demands of their time."

Sumalee Passaretti

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts

"I think language is a tool for students to discover the world around themselves or even a world within themselves."

C. Pat Pattison

Professor, Liberal Arts | 617-747-8308

"I like to think that we're providing everybody who goes through the major with something of value in terms of their listening skills, their writing skills, and their life skills."