Feb 9, 2016 3:00 AM

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced that Dr. Jason Hanley has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Education and Visitor Engagement. Dr. Hanley served as interim vice president for the Education Department since September 2015.

“Jason’s experience and creativity continues to empower the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s education department and amplify our ability to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll,” said Greg Harris, CEO and president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As vice president of education and visitor engagement, Dr. Hanley will provide inspired leadership to the education department and visitor engagement team. Together they are responsible for all educational and interpretive activities, public programs, and other customer-facing visitor engagement.

Dr. Hanley began his career at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in August of 2004 as the Education Programs manager. Over the years, he’s worked with the Rock Hall’s onsite classes, distance learning, evening programs and events like the Annual Music Masters.

An accomplished musician, songwriter, producer and record label founder, he holds a Ph.D. in musicology with a sub-emphasis in composition from Stony Brook University. Dr. Hanley has taught courses in music history, electronic music, and popular music studies at Hofstra University, Stony Brook University, Cleveland State University, and Case Western Reserve University.

He is also an accomplished author. His most recent book is “Music Lab, We Rock!: A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll – through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s library and archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities.

The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.

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