Ann C. Clements, Ph.D. is Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs - Faculty Development at the Pennsylvania State University where she oversees university-wide professional development for Penn State’s 6,500+ faculty across 24 campuses. She leads faculty success initiatives including those related to new faculty orientation, promotion and tenure, mentoring, leadership training, teaching effectiveness, transition and retention, and emeritus engagement. Additionally, she oversees the Administrative Fellows program, the Penn State Laureate program, and the President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration. In conjunction with the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, she engages with the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities.
As a Professor of Music Education, she is an active researcher, musician, and pedagogue, having given over 150 presentations throughout the United States and around the world. She is published in multiple national and international journals and is the author and editor of multiple books in her field including Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music, Alternative Approach in Music Education: Case Studies from the Field, and Popular Music Pedagogies: A Practical Guide. The recipient of accolades and fellowships, she was awarded the 2018 Penn State University Impact Award for innovative teaching and won the 2015 Penn State Open Innovation Challenge for her work in artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
Her primary research areas include music participation, game theory and augmented realities in education, professional development in higher education, arts integration, and ethnomusicology, of which she is a recognized scholar in Maori music of New Zealand.