Biography"Jump in with both feet, get to know as many of the faculty and staff as you can, get involved in student activities, and do your work on time!"
Dr. Rob Engelson is a Professor at Ashford University's College of Liberal Arts, where he began teaching in 1995. His degrees include a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Choral Music from Arizona State University, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Education and German from Augsburg College. He is a semi-professional actor, having performed in 15 shows at the Clinton Area Showboat Theater, a professional summer theater company located in Clinton. Dr. Engelson currently teaches all music and music education-related courses, interdisciplinary courses including World Music, The Human Quest for Personal Freedom: Art, Music & Literature of the Romantic Era, Fine Arts Seminar, Shakespeare and Music, all Scholars Institute courses since its inception (2002), and Freshman Experience. His words of wisdom to students are: "Jump in with both feet, get to know as many of the faculty and staff as you can, get involved in student activities, and do your work on time!"