Muller Chosen as Next Moorman-Simon Fellow by the Netter Center

June 3, 2014

The Director and Faculty Advisory Board Co-Chairs of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships have unanimously selected Professor of Music Carol Muller to serve as the next Moorman-Simon Faculty Fellow for a two-year term, beginning on July 1, 2014.

The Moorman-Simon Program for Education and Schooling for Democracy and Citizenship was established in March 2011. This program is working to advance three critical Netter Center priorities: engaging Penn students, creating interdisciplinary support for Penn faculty, and expanding Netter Center programming. As the Moorman-Simon Faculty Fellow, Muller will serve as a liaison between the Netter Center and the faculty of Penn’s 12 schools.

Muller is an SAS Faculty Fellow in Digital and Community Engagement and a Netter Center Distinguished Faculty Fellow. She has taught Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses for almost 15 years, and her work to engage Penn students with local communities of faith, schools, and arts and cultural organizations has been impressive and significant. She also serves as the convener of the Moorman-Simon Seminar in Arts and Culture.

An ethnomusicologist, Muller has published widely on South African music, both at home and in exile. Her intellectual interests include the relationship between music, gender and religious studies, migration and diaspora studies, and critical ethnography. She has authored or edited several books and many other publications on South African jazz, religious performance, and traditional and popular musics. She is Director of the Penn in Grahamstown program and the Interdisciplinary Music Minor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies.

Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn’s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve the complex, comprehensive, and interconnected problems of the American city so that West Philadelphia (Penn’s local geographic community), Philadelphia, the University itself, and society benefit.