Wendy K. Matthews is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Wayne State University. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree with a concentration in educational psychology and instrumental conducting from George Mason University. Prior to joining the faculty at Wayne, Dr. Matthews led the music department at Northern Virginia Community College as Assistant Dean. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, music theory, and conducted wind ensembles and orchestras at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, George Mason University, and Northern Virginia Community College. Dr. Matthews additionally taught elementary and secondary school instrumental music in Virginia and Maryland. In 2009, she founded the Northern Virginia Community College Summer Band Camp.