1. I am currently writing an online, inter-domain course on the musical and cultural impact of the Beatles, in conjunction with Penn State’s English Department (“The Music of the Beatles and American Popular Culture”), for which I received a College of Arts and Architecture Incentives and Innovations grant.
2. I have a written, by all accounts, a very successful online Gen Ed course for Penn State, entitled MUSIC 109: The Music of the Beatles. On my website's Media page are three videos associated with that course, my course introduction, and interviews with John Covach, Professor of Music Theory at the University of Rochester/Eastman School of Music, and Walter Everett, Professor of Music Theory at the University of Michigan, on the music of the Beatles.
3. Above you see the cover of my book, The Words and Music of Paul McCartney: The Solo Years (Praeger, 2010). The chapters on Ram (1971) and Band on the Run (1973) have also been published in The Album: A Guide to Pop Music's Most Provocative, Influential, and Important Creations (ed. James Perone).