Peter Fielding named associate dean of Kennesaw State’s College of the Arts


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Peter Fielding has been named associate dean, effective July 1. 

Previously an associate dean at two collegiate institutions, Fielding holds five collegiate degrees

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 7, 2020) — Ivan Pulinkala, dean of the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, has named Peter G. Fielding associate dean, effective July 1.

Fielding joins KSU with five collegiate degrees in Music Theory (M.Mus. and Ph.D.), Trombone Performance (B.Mus. and M.Mus.), and Education-Curriculum Studies (M.Ed). He has held three associate dean positions at two prior collegiate institutions. 

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Fielding to the senior leadership team in the College of the Arts at KSU,” said Pulinkala. “His experience serving as associate dean at two prior institutions and his exemplary academic credentials—including five collegiate degrees and over 30 publications—will help us advance our research, student success and curricular initiatives with great stride.”

Fielding has previously served as associate dean at Red Deer College (School of Creative Arts, School of Education) and Mahidol University’s College of Music (Academic Affairs and Research). His instructional career spans the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Music, and the Canadian Armed Forces Music Training Company. His research spans tonal and post-tonal analysis, music theory pedagogy, world and traditional vocal musics, contemporary trombone solo and ensemble literature, and arts-based curriculum inquiry and reform.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under the supervision of Prof Gary S. Karpinski. He earned his M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, graduating valedictorian, and was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda (πκΛ) for graduating summa cum laude for his M.Mus. in Music Theory at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He completed his M.Mus. in Trombone at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Music and earned his B.Mus. at Dalhousie University. He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration (C.D.) service medal for his long-time service with the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve in the Music Branch. 


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit For more information on the College of the Arts, visit