Adjunct Professor of Music Theory and Composition
Brookhaven College -Dallas County
Farmers Branch, TX
Current Term: 2015 – 2022
Kris is an adult with albinism who only discovered NOAH in 2010 at age 52. At that point she jumped in to become part of the organization that she wished she known about many years earlier. Kris immediately became a staff writer for Albinism InSight and has attended the national conferences since 2012.
By profession, Kris is a professor of music at the community college level. For nearly thirty years she has taught music theory and composition to prospective music majors. Working in education has afforded Kris the opportunity to be surrounded constantly by innovative thinkers, an environment in which people are looking for new ways to create, educate and disseminate knowledge. Kris has designed and developed curricula, served on numerous on-campus panels working to benefit both staff and students, and is described by her students as both knowledgeable and compassionate. Kris lives with her husband and menagerie of animals. She has raised two daughters who are now grown and mostly independent.
In addition to her academic responsibilities, Kris has served her community as coordinator of outreach for both the Dallas Hand Knitter’s Guild, a group for which she served on the board as they were navigating the process to become a non-profit, and her church. Kris is also a regular presenter at a variety of conferences ranging from MENSA to the those surrounding her academic interests. She and her husband, a middle school teacher, are also currently working very closely with their local public schools to create and establish, thorough education for students, parents, and teachers, an ongoing program for addressing and combating bullying in our schools.