Faculty profiles

Mark Moreno received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Washington State University, specializing in identity, warfare and state-building in 19th century Mexico and world history. His work explores the relationships between collective identities, race, gender and violence in a historical perspective. His published works have centered on 19th century Mexico and on Mexican-American street gangs.
Jennifer Glidden, Soprano, B.M., M.M., and completing Doctorate of Musical Arts, is thrilled to join the voice faculty as an Adjunct Professor. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at the University of North Texas. While completing her coursework at UNT, she served for four years on the voice faculty as a Teaching Fellow. Currently, she teaches in the GISD Music Enrichment Program, continues to maintain a private voice studio in Garland, and is Music Director for the Dallas Summer Musicals Academy for the Arts.
Libby Vanatta taught at The University of Southern Mississippi, Indiana State University and Millikin University. Her teaching responsibilities have included music theory classes, class piano and applied lessons. In addition to teaching and accompanying, she also served as coordinator of graduate studies at The University of Southern Mississippi and coordinator of class piano at Millikin University in Illinois. Ms. Vanatta holds a Bachelor of Science in piano performance from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and a Master of Music in piano pedagogy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.