Dr. Daniel Healy is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education and Head of Music Education at Roosevelt University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University, a master of music degree in jazz performance from William Paterson University, and completed his Ph.D in music education at Northwestern University. Dr. Healy has presented his research at the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, the Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, the New Directions in Music Education Conference, the International Society for Improvised Music Conference, as well as the Critical Perspectives on Music, Education, and Religion conference in Helsinki, Finland. He has published with the Music Educators Journal, has contributed to a volume for the Society for Music Teacher Education entitled Envisioning Music Teacher Education, and was recently contracted to publish an upcoming Oxford University Press book based on improvisation activities for K-12 classrooms with co-author Kimberly Lansinger Ankney. Daniel is also a teacher with the Knowledge Training Institute in the United Arab Emirates and has conducted workshops with ensembles in Abu Dhabi.