Stephanie Jensen-Moulton

Office of Academic Affairs,
Dean’s Leadership Team,
Setnor School of Music

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor, Music

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton

205 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton is the associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a professor of music.

Prior to coming to Syracuse University, Jensen-Moulton served as interim dean of the School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY), where she was a professor of musicology/American Studies and director of the Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music. Past positions at Brooklyn College also included lead mentor of the Tow College-Wide Mentoring Initiative and director of the Conservatory of Music. Prior to joining Brooklyn College she served as a graduate teaching fellow and adjunct lecturer at Hunter College.

A specialist in American music after 1900, Jensen-Moulton places particular importance in her work on music as it intersects with aspects of cultural expression such as ability, race, social class, gender and sexuality. Specific research interests include disability and trauma studies, feminist ways of engaging musical texts, popular music studies and the body as a musical technology. She is co-editor with Lauron Kehrer of “’Better Be Good to Me’: American Popular Songs as Domestic Violence Narratives” (University of Michigan, Music and Social Justice Series, forthcoming) and author of “American Opera and the Dis/Abling of Women” (Amherst College Press, forthcoming). She is a co-editor of the “Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies” (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Jensen-Moulton received two Elebash Foundation Grants for Research and Performance in American Music from The Graduate Center, CUNY: one for “A Celebration of American Choral Music Featuring a World Premiere by Cecil Taylor,” co-written with Michelle Yom, and one for “Can You Imagine?: Celebrating the Art of Tania León,” co-written with Jeffrey Taylor. She also received a grant from the Presidential Mentoring and Research Program Initiative, Brooklyn College, for “Disability Oral Histories in Higher Education,” co-written with Saim Sarwar.

Jensen-Moulton has received a Whiting Fellowship for Excellence in Humanities Teaching (2011), a Tow Professorship (2019-21) and a Tow Award for Excellence in Mentoring (2023). She is a member of the Distinguished Mentors Council of Composers Now and is on the advisory board of Daniel’s Music Foundation, which serves the disabled community in the five boroughs of New York City.

Jensen-Moulton holds a Ph.D. in musicology from The Graduate Center at CUNY, an M.M. in voice performance from Boston University, and a B.A. in French literature and music from Hollins University.


  • Ph.D., The Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY)
  • M.M., Boston University
  • B.A., Hollins University