Nicole Molumby has been appointed the director of the interdisciplinary studies (IDS) master’s program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Molumby will retain her faculty appointment in music while serving in this role.
“I’m excited about the fresh perspective that Nicole brings to the position,” said Tony Roark, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “As a professional musician, Nicole has highly-developed collaborative skills and sensibilities. These will serve her and IDS graduate students well as she takes the program into its next chapter.”
The IDS master’s program offers students an alternative to a discipline-specific master’s degree. Students with educational goals that work the interface between traditional disciplines can meet their goals by completing a program that combines course work from the appropriate disciplines in a coherent manner.
“I find that it’s more important than ever for students to find creative ways to broaden their professional abilities and deepen their understanding across varied disciplines,” Molumby said. “I look forward to working with current and future students in developing unique programs that support their individual educational and professional goals.”
Molumby joined Boise State in 2005 and has taught flute and ear training for the department. In 2013, she recorded a CD of 21st century Slovenian flute music on the MSR Classical Music label. The interdisciplinary project was supported by grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Boise State Arts and Humanities Fellowship program. She is an active performer in both the U.S. and Europe.
Molumby succeeds Daryl Jones, who has served as IDS director since 2004. Many Boise State students have benefitted from, and contributed to, the IDS master’s program under Jones’s capable leadership.
BY: CIENNA MADRID