Mark Pedelty is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, affiliated with Communication Studies and Anthropology. His current research deals with music as environmental communication. Dr. Pedelty has published numerous journal articles and book chapters concerning media, performance, and music. His most recent book“”Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment“”was published as part of Temple University's "Music Matters Series" in 2012. Dr. Pedelty's work in Mexico and Central America has resulted in two books (Routledge and University of Texas Press) and numerous journal articles on international media and music. As a Fellow at the Institute on the Environment, Pedelty completed a documentary about Metro Blooms' raingarden project in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis, an innovative attempt to improve water quality in the Twin Cities and beyond (raingardenmovie.org). The Institute on the Environment is an interdisciplinary institute that seeks solutions to Earth's most pressing environmental problems through innovative research, partnerships and leadership development. Pedelty teaches courses in environmental communication, music, ethnographic methods, and media studies.