Dr. David O. Akombo is Associate Professor and currently serves as Interim Chair of the Department of Music in The College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University located in Jackson, Mississippi. His responsibilities include being Director of Music Education, Graduate Coordinator of Master’s Degree Program, Supervisor of student teachers and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. Additionally, he serves as the primary liaison between the Department of Music and the College of Education. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Hon.) from Kenyatta University in Kenya with a double major in Music and Education, Dr. Akombo additionally holds two master’s degrees in Education from Point Loma N. University in California and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He received his Ph.D. degree in Music Education from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. With publications in Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, Journal of Cultural Diversity, Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine. Dr. Akombo maintains a reputation both as music scholar and researcher. He has appeared guest lecturer, and as clinician at regional, national and international conferences including Mississippi Psychological Association, Utah Music Educators association, Alaska Music Educators Association, Hawaii Music Educators Association and the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine, among others. His geographical research areas include Bali Indonesia, Kenya, and the United States.


El Dr. David O. Akombo es Profesor Titular y actualmente desempeña el cargo de Director Interino en el Departamento de Música de la Facultad de Artes Liberales de la Jackson State University ubicada en Jackson, Mississippi, Estados unidos. Sus responsabilidades incluyen: Director de Educación Musical, Coordinador de Posgrado del Programa de Master, Supervisor de estudiantes maestros, y Profesor de asignaturas de Educación Musical a nivel de Grado y Posgrado. Además desempeña la responsabilidad de ser el nexo de unión entre el Departamento de Música y la Facultad de Educación. El Dr. Akombo se graduó con Honores de la Licenciatura en Educación en la Kenyatta University en Kenia con una doble Licenciatura en Música y Educación, y además posee dos Masters en Educación de la Point Loma N. University de California, Estados Unidos, y un Master en Etnomusicología de Bowling Green State University en Ohio, Estaods Unidos. Recibió su Doctorado en Educación Musical por la University of Florida en Gainesville, Florida. Con publicaciones en Enfoques: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, Journal of Cultural Diversity, Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, y la Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine. El Dr. Akombo mantiene una reputación como académico e investigador musical. Ha sido profesor invitado en conferencias regionales, nacionales e internacionales, como la Mississippi Psychological Association, Utah Music Educators association, Alaska Music Educators Association, Hawaii Music Educators Association and the Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine, entre otras. Sus áreas de investigación geográfica incluyen Bali-Indonesia, Kenia y los Estados Unidos.