January 9, 2019

Spinning Beats for Student Engagement

Season 3, Episode 7

In a Neuro Transmission first, our host sits down with a non-Psychology expert who has lots to teach us about how keeping students engaged. Hear how one Sociology Professor leveraged his love of Hip Hop and cultivated an interdisciplinary specialization that is a hit with students. 

Guest Biography

Andrew McIntosh is a lifelong DJ who married his love for Hip Hop and scholarship first at Bard College, Annandale, NY. He has taught "Pass the Peas: The Sociology of Hip Hop" for 16 years at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, a class born from his graduate work there. A presentation from that course has been written as a chapter entitled “Bucktown vs. ‘G’ Thang: The Enduring East Coast/West Coast Dialectic in Hip Hop Music” and will be published in the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Music Studies. He currently holds an appointment of Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College.

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