Neil R. Coulter, Ph.D.

Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Musicology–Ethnomusicology, Kent State University, 2007
  • M.A., Ethnomusicology, Kent State University, 2000
  • M.M., Saxophone Performance, Kent State University, 2000
  • B.M., Music with elective studies in English Literature, Wheaton College, 1997

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Ethnomusicology and Arts consultant, SIL International, 2012–2016, 2017–
  • Freelance Editor, Ediket (http://ediket.com), 2016–
  • Assistant Professor of World Arts, Center for Excellence in World Arts, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, TX, 2015–
  • Senior Editor, Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith (http://artsandchristianfaith.org), 2013–

Other professional experience and service

  • Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, SIL Papua New Guinea and SIL Pacific Area, 2002–2015
  • Director for Language Services, SIL Papua New Guinea, 2012–2015
  • Instructor, Music as a World Phenomenon, Kent State University, 1997–2001

Professional memberships

  • American Copy Editors Association, 2016–
  • Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, 2013–
  • American Scientific Affiliation, 2012–
  • Pacific Arts Association, 2010–
  • International Council for Traditional Musicology, 2008–
  • Society for Ethnomusicology, 1988–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 4
  • German: ILR 1
  • Spanish: ILR 1

Research interests

  • Indigenous hymnody
  • Music shift
  • Signal drumming in Papua New Guinea
  • Music of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific
  • Visual arts
  • U2 and religion
  • Film and filmscore
United States