Liberal Arts Faculty

Eric Reuter

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts
Also affiliated with:: Berklee Online (available courses) | 617 747-8251

"Outside of Berklee, I'm a live engineer and acoustician, and I integrate these experiences into my classes. The reality is that there aren't enough jobs in recording studios. It's a really difficult world. So I try to introduce other possibilities. There are a lot of jobs in audio that aren't 'recording engineer' or 'producer.' And the things that you need to know, or that are useful to know, are very similar for a lot of these various careers—live sound or location recording, or even acoustics to some extent. These other jobs are viable and respectable. I think it's our responsibility to present those as options."

Julie Rold

Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-8405

"I try to get students to see that great prose and poetry is fundamentally about creating great sound."

Emma Romeu

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts

"Students need Spanish in many senses. They need it to communicate with the public sometimes, because they have many kinds of audiences. They need Spanish to speak with producers who can hire them in other countries, to speak with other musicians." 

Julianne Russell

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-6982

"I try to relate the curriculum to the outside world and news as much as possible, so students not only learn English but also feel prepared to face the challenges ahead."

Anthony Scibilia

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-6049

"I'm assuming a certain level of dedication and competence and passion on the part of the students, and I'm appreciating that very deeply."

Matthew Smith

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-6135

"It’s possible to appreciate the scientific side of music without losing your appreciation of the fact that it is a form of expression, that it is an art form. That’s something I try to communicate to my students so they don’t see me as some sort of dry scientist who just wants to reduce everything to a bunch of tedious equations. Mathematics isn’t just numbers and formulae and equations, it’s taking things that you know and trying to use those to find out something that you would like to know but do not currently know. I don’t expect to produce a class of mathematicians, but I at least hope that my students appreciate the greater role of mathematics and the ideas underlying it, not just in music but in the wider world."

Anne Squire

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-8507

"As a native of France, I consider discussing French culture as another important aspect of my teaching. And because of the international student body of Berklee, comparing our cultures always lead to very interesting exchanges."

Elizabeth Teret

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts

"I hope that students will learn the value of quantitative analysis from my acoustics classes. They will gain a greater appreciation of the physical conditions that govern sound, and how to manipulate those conditions in order to enhance their performances and recordings."

Ben Thomas

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-8697


Charles Walker

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-6013

"If I've done my job, students should leave my classroom feeling respected, encouraged, and slightly more attentive to the ways they express themselves than when they walked in."

Victor Wallis

Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-8122

"I emphasize a kind of social awareness—a sense that students can do something about the world, that they're not helpless."

Wayne Wild

Associate Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-8409

"The supreme moment of creativity is reaching that level in which you are both entirely engaged with what you're doing and yet aware that you're in it."

Michael M. Williams

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts | 617 747-2350

"It's not as if my intellectual academic publishing is separate from my teaching; it's very intertwined."