Suzanne Lodato

Suzanne Lodato

Suzanne Lodato is the Director of the Faculty Development Team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  She joined UTK's Office of Research and Engagement as Director of the Faculty Development Team in December 2013. She directs and leads the team's efforts to develop the capacity of UTK faculty - in particular early career investigators -- to formulate and write successful proposals for external funding.  She came to UTK from Indiana University, where she worked in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research as Proposal Development Specialist. There she researched, coordinated, and wrote grant proposals to federal agencies and private funders to support academic units representing a wide range of disciplines, and she trained faculty on the proposal development process and strategies for seeking and obtaining external funding. During her time at IU, she also served as Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, where she directed an academic digital arts and humanities unit that supported faculty fellows and other digital arts and humanities projects at the university.Before moving to IU, she served as a consultant to the Library of Congress's Library Services Division, as Director of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities, and as Associate Program Officer in the Scholarly Communications Program at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As a grantmaker, she funded a wide range of grants spanning library technology, cataloging, electronic publishing, scholarly electronic resources, and research concerning current trends and issues in scholarly communication. While at the Mellon Foundation, she headed the Scholarly Communication Program's music initiative, under which the Foundation awarded funds for such activities as music information retrieval, special collections assessments and cataloging, abstracting and indexing, and the development of the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM), the Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis Digital Archive, the Online Chopin Variorum Edition, and the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM). Also at the Mellon Foundation, helped fund the establishment of Ithaka and important scholarly digital resources such as Artstor, the Electronic Enlightenment, and Parker Libraryon the Web.Dr. Lodato is a founding member of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). She has edited two WMA proceedings volumes, published a number of articles on song and song cycle analysis, and authored entries for The New Grove History of Music and Musicians (2d edition), the Reader's Guide to Music: History, Theory, and Criticism, and Europe since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction. She received her PhD in Musicology from Columbia University.  She was a Fellow at the Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities from 1998-2000.Bio courtesy of the Society of Fellows site.

Dissertation
Richard Strauss and the modernists: A contextual study of Strauss's fin-de-siecle song style
Columbia Degrees: 
PhD, Historical Musicology
1999