Séamus Pender

Senior Lecturer in the Humanities

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Massachusetts Certification in Fine Arts Directing
1992 Boston, Massachusetts

M. Ed. in Creative Arts in Education
1993 State College at Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Phone: (603) 899-1087

Courses Taught
  • First Year Inquiry
  • Experiencing the Arts
  • Music in Our World
  • America’s Themes & Dreams
  • Rebirth to Revolution
  • American Experience
  • Twentieth Century
  • Reason and Romanticism
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Senior Liberal Arts Seminar
  • The American Soundscape
  • Curriculum and Field Experience in Education
Research Interests & Expertise Areas

Research Interests:

  • Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts
  • History and the Social Sciences

Areas of Concentration:

  • History, Culture, Folklore, and Musicology.
  • United States, Ireland and the British Isles.
  • Irish-American, African-American

Honors & Awards

1996: Scholarship Recipient, Vocal Jazz for the American Music Workshop,University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

1982: Distinguished Lecture Award, University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Maine

Publications and Presentations

Presenting/Performing Various presentations of musical performances andculture-and-heritage programs to schools, colleges, museums, libraries and private venues in New England. 1985-Present

Professional Memberships

  • Phi Alpha Theta (National Historical Honor Society)
  • A.C.I.S., American Conference for Irish Studies
  • Irish-American Cultural Institute
  • Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann (Irish Musicians’ Society)
  • American Folklore Society


Grants Received

  • Arts Grant Recipient 1983-2007
    Massachusetts Cultural Arts Council
  • Performing Artist Development Grant 1999
    Massachusetts Cultural Commission
    Boston, Massachusetts

Conferences Attended

  • Annual British Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies Conference Georgia Southern University 2011-16
  • Indigenizing Pilgrimage Concordia University Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2015
  • American Conference for Irish Studies
    University of Miami 2015
    University of Pennsylvania 2010
  • St. Louis, Missouri 2006
    Presenter: “From Land of Song to Land of Liberties”
  • Canadian Association of Irish Studies Conference University of Ottawaa, Canada 2012
  • Institute of Irish Studies, Queens University 2006 St. Patrick’s Day Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Inishowen International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar 2006 Ballyliffin, Inis Eoghan Peninsula, Ireland