Director of Institutional Assessment
Timothy S. Brophy is Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Florida and Professor of Music Education. Prior to his appointment as Director, he was Assistant Dean for Research, Technology, and Administrative Affairs in the College of the Arts and a member of the music education faculty in the School of Music. He joined the University of Florida faculty in 2000. He is a multiple award-winning teacher and an established researcher who possesses advanced knowledge and expertise with organizational assessment systems and institutional, program, and academic assessment. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and is sole author of three books, including the widely acclaimed Assessing the Developing Child Musician. He has edited and published the selected papers from the 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 International Symposia on Assessment in Music Education, and is sole editor and contributing author of the two-volume Oxford Handbook on Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education. Dr. Brophy has conducted workshop sessions and conference presentations throughout the United States, and in Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, New Zealand, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan.
Dr. Brophy holds national and international leadership roles in assessment, served as a past National Chair of the Assessment Special Research Interest Group of The National Association for Music Education, and founded the first Assessment Special Interest Group for the International Society for Music Education. He has extensive experience with test development and data collection processes for standards-based assessments and knows large-scale assessment structures and processes, policy, and state and national assessment issues. He has taught graduate courses in measurement and evaluation, and possesses working knowledge of psychometrics, classic test theory, and item response theory. He designed and implements the University of Florida’s Assessment System and is active in the higher education assessment community as an author and presenter. Dr. Brophy has focused international attention on assessment in music education as the Founding and Organizing Chair of the International Symposia on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME), a biennial series of symposia that began in 2007 and conducted around the world. He serves as an assessment expert for the New York State Arts Blue Ribbon Commission. He worked with the International Baccalaureate in the Hague, Netherlands and Cardiff, Wales on the revision of the music assessments for the new IB music curriculum set to launch in 2020. Dr. Brophy is the SACSCOC liaison for the University of Florida and served on the SACSCOC Board of Trustees from 2011-2017. He holds a PhD in Music Education from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music degree from the University of Memphis, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.