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Robert A. Duke, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor
School of Music
College of Fine Arts
Robert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and Director of the Center for Music Learning. He also directs the psychology of learning program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. The most recent recipient of the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship at UT, Dr. Duke's research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, including motor skill learning, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience. His most recent work explores procedural memory consolidation and the analysis of visual gaze in teacher-learner interactions. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system. He is the author of Scribe 4 behavior analysis software, and his most recent books are Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays on the Core Principles of Effective Instruction and The Habits of Musicianship, which he co-authored with Jim Byo of Lousiana State University. He co-hosts, with Art Markham and Rebecca McInroy, the weekly public radio program Two Guys on Your Head, produced by KUT Radio in Austin.