Assistant Teaching Professor of Honors College
Dr. Galit Gertsenzon is an adjunct instructor, Fellowship mentor, and thesis advisor in the Honors College. A classically trained pianist and renowned scholar of musical arts, Dr. Gertsenzon came to Ball State University in 2018 to lead an array of inquiry in global studies through the interdisciplinary lens of music. She is also the Director of Zeigler Jewish Studies Program at Ball State.
It is, however, Dr. Gertsenzon's reputation as teacher and devotee to human rights and remembrance that sets her apart. Named the recipient of The Vander Hill Distinguished Honors Educator Award in 2018, Galit's teaching is acknowledged as innovative and integrative. Through music, socio-political science, and human geography, Dr. Gertsenzon teaches the interconnectedness of people and places, past and present. Her pedagogical approaches stimulate the growth of students and subject matter alike.
Dr. Gertsenzon enjoys mentoring students (music majors and non-majors); accompanying vocalists, instrumentalists, at BSU and beyond; and collaborating with scholars and musicians from all walks of life. Since 2006, Galit has participated in hundreds of community-based concerts and colloquia, including project partnerships with local organizations and international cultural foundations, many of which have earned her honors and awards. Among her professional affiliations are memberships with the Association for Judiac Studies, American Musicological Society, and National Collegiate Honors Council.