Betty Anne Younker is Dean and Professor of Music Education of the Don Wright Faculty (Western University). Awards include the Dr. Pedro Goldman Award by the DWFOM Students' Council (2000), distinguished Alumnus of the Year by Pennsylvania State University College of Arts and Architecture (2008), and the Michigan Music Education Association Award of Merit for service to MMEA and music education (2016). Previous posts include the University of Michigan (2000-2011) and Western (1997-2000). Younker’s research interests include critical and creative thinking within the disciplines of philosophy and psychology. Presently she serves as Past-President of The College Music Society (CMS) and the London Arts Council (LAC), and serves on several editorial boards.