Barbara L. Wheeler, PhD, MT-BC, is Professor Emerita at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she taught from 1975 to 2000. She initiated the music therapy program at the University of Louisville in 2000, retiring in 2011. She presents and teaches in the United States and internationally, with current faculty appointments at the State University of New York/n-/New Paltz; Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York; the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg Schweinfurt, Department of Social Studies, Würzburg, Germany; and Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland. She has been an active clinician throughout her career and worked with a variety of clientele. Dr. Wheeler has edited and authored many books, chapters, and articles on the subject of music therapy. She is a past president of the American Music Therapy Association and was recently Interview Co-Editor for Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.