Matthew Morin directs the Individualised Studies degree program at Dixie State University and is one of five faculty members nominated by the Utah System of higher Education to serve as Faculty Fellows for AAC&U's Faculty Collaborative initiative. He holds an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Musicology from Florida State University. He teaches courses on interdisciplinary research topics, African and Japanese culture, ethnomusicology, and global problems. His primary research foci explore the global manifestations of civil society in East Africa, Japan, and the United States. Additional interests include globalisation, politics, human rights, as well as curriculum innovation and design. Morin’s Ph.D. dissertation and subsequent publications draw upon fieldwork conducted in East Africa that investigated intersections of NGO culture and performing arts. Morin is currently conducting fieldwork and leading a travel study course for students to explore Japanese urban civil society cultures and does consulting work for NGOs conducting operations in East Africa.